The Rainforest Information Centre is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the Earth's remaining rainforests in partnership with the indigenous people and local communities who depend on them.
CURRENT CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS
Ecuador Endangered Campaign: Supporting local and indigenous people in Ecuador to resist mega-mining projects on their lands and in the world's most biodiverse tropical rainforests
NSW Forests: Working with local environmental groups and communities to continue to resist the deplorable logging of old-growth forests and some of the last remaining habitats for endangered species such as Koalas
Restoring Arunachala: Supporting the reforestation of the Arunachala mountain in southern India through community development programs, education for girls and regenerative agriculture.
The Rainforest Information Centre has been a central link in the radical environmental moment for nearly four decades. It was born out of the successful struggle to save the sub-tropical rainforests of New South Wales, Australia (now a World Heritage Area) in 1979-to 1981. His initial experiences to save rainforests, beginning at Terania Creek, inspired John Seed to establish and lead the organisation in its participation in the struggles to save the temperate rainforests of Tasmania in 1982 (Franklin River Blockade) and the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland in 1983-84 (Daintree Blockade).
Since then the Rainforest Information Centre has been involved in hundreds of campaigns and practical conservation projects in Australia and internationally to protect the Earth and at the same time recognise the legitimate aspirations of Indigenous peoples.
Since the early 80s The Rainforest Information Centre has fundraised hundreds of thousands of dollars for grassroots campaigns through running Deep Ecology and Work that Reconnects events. This profound work is based on the principle that we will not solve the environmental crises of our time unless we heal ourselves from the myth of separation from nature (John Seed). See our old website for lots of information, links and history!
We are still carrying on the work of John Seed and Joanna Macy ... See our events page to find an upcoming workshop near you. Or if you have training and want to run a workshop yourself, get in touch with us about joining a facilitator network.
(Image credit: www.workthatreconnects.org)