After a sizziling summer with unprecendented wildfires, tornados and massive rainfall events, it is more important than ever to pull the reins in on climate change. One way to do this is ending deforestation in the tropics. Not only would ending deforestation preserve important carbon sinks and prevent emissions, it would keep our planet cooler because forests – in addition to storing and absorbing carbon – moderate temperature biophysically through evapotransporation, albedo and irregular surface effects. So, Save the Rainforest’s goal is to help end deforestation in the tropics by 2030 by initiating as many High Integrity Forest (HIFOR) and REDD+ projects as possible. HIFOR compensates Indigenous and other stakeholders for being good stewards of their remote and pristine forests. REDD+ compensates Indigenous and other stakeholders for avoiding deforetation in vulnerable regions where roads provide access to loggers, commercial agriculture, miners and other deforestation drivers. Both project types not only help cool the planet but help preserve cultural and biological diversity. We hope you will support our efforts by donating on line or holding a “Cool the Planet” event.