2020 Yearly Outlooks for Earth Alliance

Earth Alliance, a new organization to help address the urgent threats to our planet’s life support systems – born out of the shared passion of its founding co-chairs: environmental activist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, businesswoman and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, and investor and philanthropist Brian Sheth. 

They have promised that 100% of the donations to go directly to protecting the Amazon.

Earth Alliance is the charity I choose this year for the 2020 Yearly Outlooks - £5 of each reading will be donated to them. I was very impacted this year by the situation in the Amazon rainforests and felt this was an incredibly important cause for us all. 

We are losing precious biodiversity

Each year of deforestation costs us precious resources. The amazon has unparalleled biodiversity and within its beautiful ecosystem is home to at least 10% of the worlds known species. Around 80% of the world's organic foods have originated and continue to be grown in these rainforests. As well as the vast animals and plants, over 30 million people call it home and there are still some Amazonian tribes who have not made contact with the outside world.

While the Amazon is no stranger to yearly fires, this years impact left a devastating mark on our rainforests. Much needs to be done to better regulate and safeguard them. The rainforests are the lungs of our great planet contributing toward our Earth's oxygen and play the deepest role in our global climate and rainfall patterns.

There is nowhere richer in life than these rainforests. This issue is a global one and we must work toward a more sustainable and vibrant future these precious lands. Our Earth needs it.