To those of you who entered 2013 with a new perspective and mounds of determination, here at the Anne Fontaine Foundation we are in complete agreement. While we’ve been busy working on selling the iconic EcoBag and our annual Forest Day, the Foundation also been working hard on something extremely exciting and honestly quite beautiful…
Continuing on, this week get to know another member of the Anne Fontaine Foundation team! The most recent addition, and undoubtedly the most dedicated, Ariane Denis is our resident go-to gal. With her excellent taste in music, passion for environmentalism and all around positive outlook, we're sure that you will enjoy learning about her...
As an organization that prides itself on merging the worlds of environmentalism and the arts, here at the Anne Fontaine Foundation we are extremely intrigued by the numerous projects and initiatives that utilize the power of art in order to raise environmental awareness. One such example is that of David “Wap” Suarez, a young street artist who is famous in Bogotá, Colombia for his evocative wall murals.
James McNabb is a maestro. “Why?” you ask. Well, any individual who decides to create a collection of architectural masterpieces made entirely from scrap wood—for his MFA thesis no less-- has definitely earned that title in our book.
With the numerous new beginnings that accompany the New Year, the Anne Fontaine Foundation has similarly been working on a great deal of projects and initiatives. However, before we get started on sharing our newest initiatives and events with you, we thought you’d like to get to know a couple members of the team.
Located off the coast of Queensland, Australia and spanning longer than 410 feet, the Great Barrier Reef is the longest coral reef system in the world. Coral reefs typically form when colonies of polyps, which produce rock-like exoskeletons, develop a symbiotic relationship with algae, which give them nutrients through photosynthesis.
Like many other East-Asian countries in the 1960s, South Korea experienced a massive economic boom that caused a drastic growth in the country’s urban areas. Although growing cities led to greater activity and development, these areas soon became seriously overcrowded. As a result, urban management policies tried to reorganize the biggest South Korean cities, such as Seoul. Unfortunately, despite these massive efforts, massive urbanization took its toll on the quality of life within said cities.
On the 6th of December, three of the world’s leading ecologists published an article in Science on a shilling phenomenon: the loss of large old trees in forests in many ecosystems worldwide. From Sweden to California, Australia to Brazil, large old trees are declining in number in forests at all latitudes.
For those of you who haven’t visited our home page, the Anne Fontaine Foundation wishes you Happy Holidays!
Following in our strong belief that everything can be found in nature, this year’s Holiday postcard was created by Dulce Nascimento, a Brazilian illustrator and fellow nature lover, whose magnificent work is sure to get you in the holiday spirit while also demonstrating the beauty of Brazil’s most original plants.
International Volunteer Day 2012
As 2012 comes to an end, around the office we’re thinking about all that has been achieved this year. Even though we’re still a young organization, here at the Anne Fontaine Foundation, we are dedicated to making a change, and in a big way. As our first tree-planting project comes to a close, we want to ask you: What can you do today to make a difference?