Ten-yr-old raises US$ to save rainforest
"Lots of people gave us big tips and separate donations. One boy was so impressed by the idea that he emptied his piggy bank and gave us $40 and we gave him a t-shirt as a thank you,"
- Dr Richard Rice, Conservation International
Maryland - Using the good-old American method, a lemonade stand, a ten-year-old Cub Scout has raised funds to save over 4,000 acres of rainforest in Guyana.
Alex Rice of Piney Branch Elementary School in Maryland, USA, who has never set foot on local soil, got together with his friends of Cub Scout Den 7 (Pack 33) group in Takoma Park, Maryland and raised US$350 as part of a public service project for rainforest protection in Guyana.