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1,000 PROJECTS

AS PART OF OUR MISSION TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR PLANET’S RIVERS, RIVERS ARE LIFE IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING 1,000 PROJECTS THAT ARE POSITIVELY IMPACTING THESE VITAL ECOSYSTEMS.

Why 1,000?

Protecting and restoring river ecosystems helps reduce carbon emissions as an integral driver to improve community resiliency and environmental health in the face of climate change. Rivers are Life creates an opportunity to impact some of the highest priority areas for the UN’s “Climate Action” priorities (SDG 13), which includes improving both wetland ecosystems and freshwater resources.

Knowing that cumulatively, individual restoration projects can make a global difference, Rivers are Life’s support of 1,000 projects focuses on the protection of our precious river ecosystems, waterways, and wildlife across the world.

What is a Rivers are Life Project?

From small, community-focused initiatives to large, collaborative efforts, Rivers are Life projects make a positive impact on river ecosystems. Each project is scalable through the support of a coalition of public and private sector collaborators who share common values and goals.

Potential projects can focus on biodiversity restoration, local river or waterway cleanups, conservation research, technology innovation, wildlife protection, and activist campaign efforts, among others initiatives.

By investing in, amplifying, and promoting these individual projects in communities across the globe, Rivers are Life brings resources and attention to the knowledgeable, boots-on-the-ground, community-based advocates who are making a difference in science, technology, human impact, wildlife, natural biodiversity, and more.

Project #0001

“Keepers of the North” is the first official project coordinated by Rivers are Life, as well as the first qualifying project to be counted toward our 1,000-project goal. Rivers are Life played a lead role in bringing together the group of like-minded collaborators that helped establish the recycling of the collected waste as well as the film. As founding member of Rivers are Life, Dow is proud to support this project through funding and by helping to connect people. This project shows how Rivers are Life convenes experts for positive progress for rivers and communities, and for impactful storytelling that brings awareness to the problems facing our rivers and the solutions to address them.

Other projects

Stay tuned! More Rivers are Life projects are coming soon.