In celebration of Earth Day, we’ve released our stunning new music video I’m Alive: The Floresta da Tijuca Sessions, which was was conceived and led by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Andres Levin of Content-OS, who directed and produced the film alongside Paula Lavigne and Fernando Young.
The road from the city of Oaxaca to the Sierra Juárez mountains is bordered by dense pine and oak forests teeming with wildlife, like the long-nosed mate shrew and the elusive dwarf jay. Nearly all of this rich forestland, which is managed by the Zapotec indigenous peoples, is FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
What would happen if women in the agricultural sector had equal access to the financing, training and technology available to their male counterparts? These women would produce 20 to 30 percent more food and their families would benefit from improved health, education and nutrition.
We’re thrilled to announce that the U.S. Department of Education is promoting the Rainforest Alliance’s work to prepare teachers to integrate local to global learning, sustainability and civic engagement in their classrooms.
What is Rainforest Alliance certification and how does it work? Our president Tensie Whelan tackles this frequently asked question in a short video blog.