only is it World Environment Day, it’s the day that the United Nations
announced that Kemito Ené, the co-operative that Loving Earth work with,
was selected for the ‘Equator Prize’.
Out of 842 submissions, they were awarded the prize for their
“community effort to reduce poverty through the conservation and
sustainable use of biodiversity.”
This group of indigenous Ashánkina families are on the front lines protecting the earth’s lungs – The Amazon Rainforest. The Rainforest Foundation UK
has helped them defend and establish native title to their land, Loving
Earth buys their harvest of cacao and we, including you, the people who
buy our chocolate, pay a premium to them so they can maintain growing
heirloom cacao in an agroforestry system. This system supports
biodiversity, prevents deforestation, and is a development model for
rainforest communities to create positive impact for the people and
planet. Members from the Asháninka community will travel to the UN in
NYC to receive their prize.
you to all the families behind Kemito Ené for everything, our founder
Scott Fry for having the vision, Aldo and the team at Rainforest
Foundation for their endless hard work, and you who do vote with your
dollars. We’re all in this together.