Young Fernie man learned from Amazon

Fernie man Jacob MacDonald celebrated Earth Day in a big way last year when he visited the Amazon

Fernie man Jacob MacDonald celebrated Earth Day in a big way last year when he visited the Amazon rainforest to learn about different ecosystems.

Jacob was in the Amazon on April 15 to 25 2011 and said the experience changed his life.

“I learned many things in the Amazon and one is that the tress are being cut down rapidly and without these tress we have no oxygen and without oxygen we don’t have animals or human life.

“If we keep cutting down these trees the way of life for the animals in the Amazon and the indigenous people will change forever. One of the days I was in the Amazon we went tree planting. There was a very big area where all the bush and trees were cut down. It was a real eye opener and I truly understand the meaning of our earth and ecosystems now.”

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