Tom Smith's Action Hub
I entered the DeforestAction: Project Borneo 3D contest to have a chance to spend 100 days in Borneo to be part of a 3D Action Movie - helping to save endangered rainforest and orangutans, create awareness about deforestation, and provide a sustainable livelihood for the local community. The project is led by acclaimed conservationist Dr. Willie Smits and Orangutan Outreach - you can learn more about the approach in Willie's TED Talk. The funding will be used to secure and sustain the land in partnership with the local community for 99 years, the length of the land use agreement. You'll receive a certificate with the coordinates of the land you're preserving.
If you have the means to help, we can start to protect and rebuild these incredible life-support systems. My target is to get 500 supporters and raise $5,000 through my network to buy back 2,500 square meters of land in Borneo. All donations will support the reforestation and protection of a new area of degraded rainforest Willie Smits has secured from the Bupati of Sintang, West Kalimantan for DeforestAction.
You can donate below to sponsor land to be redeveloped as part of this project, and join my network of supporters through a quick web site signup.
How You Can Help!
You can help by joining my DeforestAction Network and by donating to support the project! As an applicant to the 3D Movie project, I have a special opportunity: I need to recruit 500 supporters and help raise $5,000 to earn an opportunity to visit Borneo and be part of the DeforestAction project in person! You can keep track of my progress below:
What is DeforestAction?
Youth across the planet have united to create DeforestAction - a global collaborative project to halt the destruction of rainforests, create a permanent home for orang-utans, and save the planet. From schools, homes and communities across the world, this project is one of the most important of our time, driven by youth for the future of the world.
The forests of the world are disappearing fast. If we don't do something soon, they will all be destroyed, taking away the habitat of orangutans and other wildlife. In Indonesia alone, a forest the size of 300 football fields is being cut down every hour - to make way for palm oil plantations.