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Amazon Aid attends Vatican conference focusing on Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical Praise Be

Amazon Aid attends Vatican conference focusing on Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical Praise Be

“It grieves us to see the lands of indigenous peoples expropriated and their cultures trampled on by predatory schemes and by new forms of colonialism, fueled by the culture of waste and consumerism,” Pope Francis said last Friday. Friday’s conference was the latest...
Amazon Aid Invited to Climate Change Meetings with Pope’s Advisors at the Vatican

Amazon Aid Invited to Climate Change Meetings with Pope’s Advisors at the Vatican

In July, Sarah duPont of Amazon Aid Foundation will return to Rome by invitation to meet with some of Pope Francis’ advisors on climate change and environmental protection. This trip to the Vatican is a follow-up to a visit by Sarah duPont in January 2018, when...
Sarah duPont & Rossana Silva Repetto, Exec. Secretary of the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention meet at the UN in Geneva

Sarah duPont & Rossana Silva Repetto, Exec. Secretary of the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention meet at the UN in Geneva

While in Geneva in late May, representatives of AAF had the opportunity to meet with key team members of the UN working on ratification and implementation of the Minamata Convention, which seeks to reduce mercury pollution from the targeted activities responsible for...
River of Gold screened at the United Nations in Geneva on June 5, 2018

River of Gold screened at the United Nations in Geneva on June 5, 2018

JUNE 5, 2018: Sarah DuPont of Amazon Aid Foundation and producer of River of Gold was invited to screen the documentary on World Environment Day at the United Nations in Geneva. A panel discussion and audience Q & A session followed. The screening of River of Gold...
Live Harmoniously

Live Harmoniously

The Amazon rainforest has been the home to Indigenous peoples since the first settlement at Brazil’s Caverna da Pedra Pintada over 11,200 years ago! Currently, about 400 individual tribes still call the Amazon their home. Each of these tribes is incredibly complex and...
Map Making Activity

Map Making Activity

Did you know that the Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical ecosystem in the world?! Can you even begin to imagine how big that is?! The rainforest covers roughly 40% of South America, touching ten countries in South America, and is almost as large as the...
Rain Rain, Don’t Go Away!

Rain Rain, Don’t Go Away!

Have you noticed a lot of rain this May? While it might not always be the best for outside play, it is still a really good thing! Rain plays a vital role in the ecosystem. From plants to people, rain is something for which we should give thanks! Help kids understand...