The Rain Forest Foundation has started a campaign to fight the Brazilian forest fires with the help of the crypto community. Brazilian fires has given the Foundation a new impetus for embracing the crypto community.
“Crypto is filled with people that are thinking differently and trying to change the rules of the game. It’s so slow and so bureaucratic to raise support from foundations. It’s going to be too late. We don’t have enough time,” executive director Suzanne Pelletier said.
The organization is seeking up to $100 million to combat the fires, but did not set a specific funding goal for the crypto appeal. The number of forest fires doubling between January and August 2018 to 2019, according to the Rain Forest Foundation.
Currently, the foundation accepts donations in bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. It’s also working with bitcoin donation firm The Giving Block on the project. The foundation is looking for crypto communities to sponsor projects and raise awareness, in addition to donating crypto.