I'm doing a CN Tower stair climb for the WWF on April 15.
The event is few weeks away and I wanted to thank everyone for pitching in a few dollars here and there to help meet my fundraising goal.
One of the reasons I choose the WWF has to do with kinds of research that they fund, and the impact that the resulting research has on understanding how humanity and nature can reasonably coexist ecologically. I saw this video some time ago (TED, among others, has replaced TV for my daily viewing) that I thought was very interesting and encouraging.
A 20-year tale of hope: How we re-grew a rainforest: Willie Smits on TED.com
Read all about Willie Smits' 20-year tale of hope
So if you're interesting in what the donated money does, check out the links.
If you idealize a world where we/NGOs help people help themselves, while respecting cultural sensitivities and norms, the above example tracing Willie Smits' work is right up there with Micro finance, Green Energy, and carbon footprint/Global warming work.
Take a peek and let me know what you think.
Truly outstanding work.