Rainforest Fund to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary...
The actress Trudie Styler and her husband, the pop singer Sting, will be joined by more pop stars - Paul Simon, James Taylor, Dionne Warwick, Ivy Levan - as well as a trumpeter, Chris Botti, and an opera singer, Renée Fleming, in the biennial Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on April 17.
The Rainforest Fund, which Sting and Ms. Styler founded in 1989, began as an organization meant to both campaign for environmental preservation and to help the indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. It has since expanded to include projects in 23 countries, including Belize, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. A spokeswoman for the organization said that the fund has raised $35 million.
"This year is the Rainforest Fund’s 25th anniversary," Ms. Styler and Sting said in a statement, "and its work to protect rainforests around the globe for the people who live there and for all of us is more important than ever."
(c) The New York Times by Allan Kozinn