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Rainforest Connection - Phones Turned to Forest Guardians

A project in San Francisco, CA by Rainforest Connection

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Technology to stop illegal logging on-the-spot. It's our answer to climate change & global mass extinctions.
Backers: 2844
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $167,299 of $100,000
Dates: Jun 24th -> Jul 29th (35 days)
Project By: Rainforest Connection
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Latest News

Neil Young Wants You To Love Cotton Like He Loves Cotton

August 2nd - via: musictimes.com
On Friday, classic rock superhero Neil Young posted a lengthy message on his website about cotton. Devoid of any subliminal shots at Southern culture (and therefore unlikely to receive another diss track from Lynyrd Skynyrd), Young's message focused on the shirts he recently began giving to concertgoers. (Read More)

The Final 12 Hours & Coverage in “Rolling Stone”

July 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings! We got some great coverage in Rolling Stone! If you can share it with 5 or more people, that would really help us close out the campaign tonight. The funding period of our campaign will end at 7:00am Tuesday (PDT). For reference, that’s... (Read More)

ATTENTION: Makers, Hackers, DIYers - Everything you need to build your own RFCx device!

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
PRE-LETTER DISCLAIMER: Our Kickstarter funding closes in 24 hours! If interested, act now! Dear friends, it probably goes without saying that the Rainforest Connection system might not exist were it not for the vibrance and intellectual generosity of... (Read More)

The Final 36 Hours: One last push to reach our goal! (w/ new video)

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear friends, We're going to be blunt: rainforests around the world are at a crossroads, and their future protection (in terms of what we can do) could hinge on how big of a splash we can make in the next 36 hours. Late Monday night, the funding... (Read More)

Orangutans are cute... Deforestation is ugly.

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We've already told you how $165K will take Rainforest Connection to the Amazon. Now we want to show you what would come after that: if you we can help bring this campaign to $200K, we can go back to Indonesia to protect more gibbons, orangutans, and... (Read More)

Rainforest Connection hits Kickstarter goal early, ups the ante with tribal deals in Brazil and Panama

July 22nd - via: thecrowdfundnetwork.com
When VentureBeat broke the Rainforest Connection story just three weeks ago, the startup was seeking $100,000 in Kickstarter funding to help detect, report, and halt chain saw activity in the world’s fast-shrinking supply of rainforest — by using recycled smartphones as chain saw detectors. (Read More)

Amazonian Stretch Goal down to $165 000 Thanks to Help from Generous Donor!

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Dear friends, we have some exciting news! Latin-American organization, Avina Fundacion, has just committed $30 000 towards the Tembé Pilot Project in the Amazon (our first stretch goal!). Taking Rainforest Connection to the Tembé’s Amazon... (Read More)

Stretch Goal: Protecting the Amazon from Illegal Logging

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Friends, From the beginning, we said that if you could help us exceed our initial funding goal of $100k, Rainforest Connection could expand our pilot deployments into the Brazilian Amazon—the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Thanks to... (Read More)

For those who helped get this far, a special video from those you're really helping.

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Friends,We’re learning that things you do in your garage can have impacts around the world. One of our friends likes to call Rainforest Connection the punk rock solution to climate change and species extinction, because it started in our... (Read More)

Rainforest Connection: A Portrait of Support From Around the World

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Friends,    A special thanks to the many people around the world who are supporting us. We are at  $56,000 with 23 days to get to $100,000.   We are really amazed to see that we have friends and backers in over 40 countries including:... (Read More)


June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Whew, our first update to our amazing backers! Thanks for launching us! We're 3 1/2 days into the campaign now, and it's time for us to get creative! And we're coming to you, the newest members of the Rainforest Connection team to help out. We think... (Read More)

Can Upcycled Smartphones Help Stop Illegal Rainforest Logging?

June 24th - via: techcrunch.com
The world has an e-waste problem. And a climate change problem. So it would be fittingly neat if e-waste, in the form of old smartphones, could be put to work combating climate change by helping to prevent illegal logging of the rainforest. (Read More)

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