(editor's note: It started with collecting lunch money from her school friends, now Beth Doane is a passionate rain forest advocate. Not only finding ways to protect the rain forest ecosystems, but also to improve working conditions for the local population. What have you taken on today?
Rather than become disheartened by the negative news of mainstream media, I challenge you to look deeper -to find healing earth heroes in your own community. There are people all over this beautiful jewel we call Gaia working every day to correct the damage we have done. They are doing the physical clean up work, or putting the intellectual thought into solving these problems. Please join me in sending them all energies of love and support.
~All my Love, Boo)
Get inspired: Passionate rain forest activist Beth Doane
As one of America's youngest and brightest social entrepreneurs, Beth Doane launched her first fashion company at age 22, created a consulting firm focused on sustainability, and speaks nationally about her journey from fashion designer to humanitarian, including her time spent living with indigenous cultures across Africa, the Amazon and Central America.
"I was shocked by the human rights violations that occur in manufacturing and also by the rate at which "fast fashion" is destroying our planet. Fast fashion evolved as retailers and brands realized they could greatly increase their profits by producing multiple collections each year and like fast food, fast fashion is made using crappy materials that are cheap to produce, cheap to purchase and come with a dangerously high cost to humans and the Earth. It's a completely unsustainable way of doing business and what I learned changed the direction of not just my career but my life. "