EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2013
Mileage Tracker: 600
I got offered a spot to compete in the Mongol Derby 2013! It is a 10 days horse race in August 2013 across the Mongolian steppe.
I'm looking for some sponsorship and financial help, so I can go and live a lifetime experience and also raise some funds for Cool Earth (http://www.coolearth.org/) .
The simple idea behind Cool Earth is that rainforests are worth much more to the human race left standing, helping to cool the planet, than they are cut down for timber or burnt to clear land for cattle ranching.
Cool Earth works with local rainforest communities to protect rainforest from being cut down. With our supporters, we make a difference by;
Only protecting rainforest that is in imminent danger and without our intervention would be cleared.
Protecting rainforest that forms a protective blockade for tens of thousands of acres of adjacent forest.
Working with local communities to make sure that they are best placed to protect the rainforest.
Making sure the money our individual sponsors give us goes directly to the rainforest. We spend less than 10% of our supporters' money on administration.
Protecting areas with high levels of biodiversity which store at least 260 tonnes of CO2 per acre.