Nadine Mazloum - Citizens of the World Against Belo Monte
Lebanese independent video journalist, Nadine Mazloum has recently released an online environmental video petition entitled: "Citizens of the World Against Belo Monte". For those of you who do not know what or where Belo Monte is, here's some info. Belo Monte is a dam in the making along Brazils Xingu River located in the heart of the Amazon Rain Forest. This dam among completion will inundate an estimated 400 thousand hectares of forest, as well as deem over 40 thousand indigenous people homeless.
Why should we as Lebanese care for such an issue? Simply because the Rainforest holds one fifth of the worlds fresh water reserve as well as provide 20% of the worlds oxygen (to name a few benefits). Brazil is the home of many Lebanese expatriates, if we their "relatives" can get them to view the video and vote against it, then we would have done ourselves a favor as well as compensate for allowing the destruction of our own forests. The video has only been online for a couple of weeks and has already gained almost 3000 views. Time is running out, share and sign the online petition found on the description of the video.
For more info on the benefits of the rain forest please check out this site. http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm
Sign the petition on http://www.raoni.fr