Gifting a toilet can save lives. Many people in rainforest communities live without everyday essentials, like sufficient sanitation. It’s not just having an impact on local people’s health and polluting their crops, this also increases pressure on the forest as people struggle to pay for medicines and quality food. A strong village means a safe rainforest.
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This virtual gift represents a donation to our rainforest conservation work, and could help to provide better sanitation to a community in one of our partnerships.
How does a toilet tackle deforestation?
The answer is why we continue to put local people at the core of conservation. Keep local people healthy, help them earn a living and the rainforest benefits too
Papua New Guinea is a country of incredible cultural diversity, unique wildlife and ecosystems ranging from mountainous forest to dense mangroves. But life here can be a challenge. Those who live in rainforest or along the coast often lack access to basic necessities and infrastructure. This adds to a very real struggle against the impacts of extreme weather and climate change.
In 2020, the economic impact of Covid-19 has been rapid. Continuing to support the partnerships Cool Earth works alongside, work was quickly begun with local organisations to construct a wash block at the local hospital.
This much-needed access to sanitation will also benefit local people by building long-term economic resilience. Carpenters like Basil were employed to build the wash block after accessing training funded by Cool Earth. With these new skills, Basil can now help other communities build showers and toilets that withstand sea-level rise. This essential skill development improves social, health and economic wellbeing for people like Basil long term, while helping reduce pressure on the forest in times of both crisis and calm.
Healthy communities mean healthy rainforest.