Winrock International was recently selected to participate in Global Giving’s open challenge period for the month of August. Looking
forward, this represents a significant opportunity for Winrock to raise matching funds for projects if we successfully complete the challenge. Winrock must raise $4,000 from 50 donors by Aug. 31 for the challenge project, the Nike-sponsored Mata no Peito
program. Funds raised for Mata no Peito
will be used as seed investments for projects that protect and replant forests in Brazil. The loss of forests impacts the global climate and threatens the well-being and livelihoods of millions in Amazon and Atlantic forest communities. Winrock will launch the GlobalGiving campaign Aug. 2. Follow us on Facebook
for more information on the challenge starting that day.
Winrock’s nonprofit American Carbon Registry (ACR) has been recognized by the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) as an approved ICROA carbon offsetting standard. ICROA’s endorsement of ACR was finalized after a lengthy and rigorous review of the standard by ICROA directors and members. Synonymous with best practice in the voluntary carbon market, ICROA members are required to source offsets from projects verified under the most widely respected compliance and voluntary standards, as approved by ICROA. ACR is now added to the list, which also includes the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation programs, the Climate Action Reserve, the Gold Standard, and the Verified Carbon Standard.
Winrock’s Lisa Davis was recognized as Delta Leadership Network Member of the Year in recognition of her contributions to the network. Davis was selected for her leadership and proactive approach in helping implement the Arkansas Accelerating Entrepreneurship in the Delta symposium. She was honored in June.
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