The Inspiration: The model for MISSION GREEN was fashioned after Mission Blue, developed by renowned oceanographer, Sylvia Earle. In Earle’s model, special places that are scientifically identified as critical to the health of the world’s oceans are designated as Hope Spots. In a similar fashion, MISSION GREEN will focus on special places globally that are scientifically identified as critical to the health of the earth’s forests and biodiversity or Hot Spots.
“It is like triage in a hospital emergency room. We must focus on saving the areas that matter most and make the biggest global difference. Starting with 10 critical forests, we can reverse species extinction, and take giant steps towards a truly sustainable planet.”
– Dr. Meg Lowman