News and updates

Our new partner Makers Do Brasil   offsetting their emissions with the Growing Air Foundation proudly wear our logo.

Roberto Moreno — with Roberto Pupo Moreno and Moroni Marques at Autódromo Internacional de Goiânia. Roberto Moreno  and Moroni Marques at Autódromo Internacional de Goiânia.

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The prototype fully electric utility vehicle: TAPIR

This is the prototype fully electric utility vehicle, built by Gordon Foat, at the wheel, of Green MotorSport, that we drove during WAVE 2014. The vehicle, named the Tapir, will be used to transport seedlings, water etc in GAF’s first planting project, the HEART PROJECT comprising 98 hectares and 1 million trees!!! P.S. Nope, that’s not me in the passenger seat.

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Growing Air Foundation takes part in the People’s Climate March Amsterdam

GAF customized Flyer for the People’s Climate March

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Loud n proud at the Peoples Climate March Amsterdam. The need for clean energy has a prominent voice and must be implemented yesterday! Not quite as prominent but equally if not more important is the restoration of rain, boreal and temperate forests. Here there is also a great need for immediate implementation! Why? They are the climate drivers normalizing weather patterns, sequestering CO2, producing oxygen, cooling our planet, protecting water tables, and so much more. (Image taken @ EYE Film Museum 21-9-2014) 

Do you wish to help the Heart Project plant 1 million trees on 98 hectares of degraded land in the Atlantic Rains Forest? All you need to do is hit the donate tab and follow the instructions.

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Guinness Book of World Records

Guinness 2Proof of the pudding!

guinness arrowedIn this years WAVE the world record for the longest electric vehicle parade was once again broken and GAF was there to take part. The red arrow points out the Tapir.

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WAVE 2014 & GAF

This year GAF once again joined the WAVE (world advanced vehicle expedition)(http://www.wavetrophy.com/en/wave-2014/), an electric car rally, organized by Louis Palmer. By taking part I was able to bring forward the idea of the Double Edged Sword Against Climate Change. On the one edge restoration of all forests; rain, boreal and temperate with on the other edge sustainable energy and transportation.

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This is the prototype utility buggy we, Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport and I were driving.

The electric engine, drive train and buggy were built by Green MotorSport with the specific idea of using such vehicles on GAF tree planting projects to transport seedlings, water etc. Driving the Tapir , the name that just fit the buggy perfectly, during the WAVE was the big test and this Tapir finished with flying colors.

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GAF believes in the Double Edged Sword Against Climate Change: the restoration of our rain forests and sustainable energy and transportation. And so saying we are now planning the HEART PROJECT (see our project(s) page) to plant 98 hectares of degraded forest land in the Atlantic Rain Forest with 1 million trees. In order to transport seedlings, tools, water and people we will be using fully electric utility vehicles designed and built by Green MotorSport. Click on the link and check it out: http://youtu.be/3jSmDZPKyHw

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Here is our interview on Passion for the Planet Radio U.K.:

 

http://passionforfreshideas.com/audio/green-motor-sport-racing/

 

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We will be presenting the Tree of the Week very soon. Every tree to be presented in Tree of the Week occurs naturally in the Atlantic Rain Forest and these trees are also the trees GAF will be planting for the upcoming Heart Project!

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The Growing Air Foundation now has a local lawyer on board who will be handling all the legalities involved in the HEART PROJECT!!! He is extremely dedicated with a clear focus of what needs to be done and how to do it. We at GAF are absolutely thrilled with his joining us!

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GAF is now in the process of gathering all the necessary information for the planting project, the HEART PROJECT in the Atlantic Rain Forest. We will be posting this information as it comes in.

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We made it!!! The Growing Air Foundation participated in the longest electric vehicle parade during the Zuri Fascht in Zurich, Switzerland in 2013!!! There were a total of 305 fully electric cars as well as electric motorcycles, twikes, segways and electric bicycles. GAF will be participating in the 2014 WAVE to again bring forward the Double Edged Sword Against Climate Change (DSACC)! On the one edge we hear about sustainable energy and sustainable transportation. On the other edge the replanting and restoration of our rain forests and temperate forests. One without the other is like getting into your electric car and you haven’t got a battery or going for a walk to get fresh air and there are no forests producing the oxygen we need! We need both! If you wish or your company wishes to sponsor GAF in the WAVE go to the donate page. When you make your donation add the text: for WAVE. Your name or the name of your company will be on the car that is being built for use in the GAF planting projects.

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On the 20th of January 2014 the students at the Hochschule Luzern (Technical University of Lucerne) presented their research results of various methods for the business plan according to our mutual idea of achieving the projected goal. The students brought forward excellent advise as to how GAF needs to proceed successfully. Those results we will keep under our hats for now and we have been taking the necessary measures according to their findings. Great work and many thanks to the dream team of students!!!

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Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport,one of GAF’s partners, and yours truly (Growing Air Foundation) have just had a very successful interview with Chantal Cooke on Passion for the Planet Radio. The broadcast date will soon be posted. Stay tuned! Unfortunately GAF was not informed of the date that the interview would be broadcasted! We are hoping to get a copy to be posted here for your listening pleasure.

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GAF together with our partner, Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport will be interviewed on Tongue and Groove Radio (http://www.tongueandgrooveradio.com/) an online radio station, possibly on the 26th of September. Once the time and date are clarified the information will be posted here as well as on FB, Twitter, G+ and LinkedIn.

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On the 1st of October we, Gordon and I, will be interviewed on Passion for Planet Radio (http://passionforfreshideas.com/radio-station/) an online radio station in the U.K.  to talk about the WAVE rally, the Double Edged Sword Against Climate Change and what you can do to help. As soon as I know when the interview will be broadcast I shall post it here as well as on FB, Twitter, G+ and LinkedIn.

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Growing Air Foundation and Louis Palmer, our partner, have begun preparations for a large forest restoration project. We have enlisted the help of a group of students from the Hochschule Luzern (Technical University of Lucerne) who will be researching various methods for the business plan according to our mutual idea of achieving the projected goal. There is more in the pipeline and as we reach each point along the way we will update you.

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Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport, our partner, is in the process of designing and building a prototype electric vehicle/buggy for GAFs planting project(s) which will include a means to transport seedlings, water, workers/volunteers as well as transportation of visitors coming to learn about the rain forest. I will be going to the U.K. to see how work is going on the prototype on the 25th of September. We, at GAF, are very excited about the ev buggy and putting it and many more to use.

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 Louis Palmer of WAVE and Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport are now partners with the Growing Air Foundation. Check them out on GAFs Partners page here: http://www.growingairfoundation.org/?page_id=294

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Last year, 2012, Louis Palmer of the WAVE (world advanced vehicle expedition) asked me to join the 2013 WAVE electric car rally.  I decided the best way to take part would be for GAF and WAVE to join forces to bring forward the idea of the Double Edged Sword Against Climate Change (DESACC). The WAVE represented sustainable means of transportation and energy while GAF the restoration of our rain forests and temperate forests. To fight climate change with only one tool, sustainable energy wouldn’t be enough. It would be like going to battle in a tank without any ammunition! Both sustainable energy and restoration of forests was the way to go. In this way a partnership was formed as well as with Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport with whom I would be driving. Together we were the Dutch/British team. The WAVE would also be the perfect vehicle, literally and figuratively, to promote the Growing Air Foundation.

The WAVE took place beginning on the 27th of June and ended on the 7th of July. We traveled with a total of 40 teams and 3 support teams through the Austrian and Swiss Alps ending up in Zurich for the Zuri Fest. All in all it was a wonderful experience with wonderful people, excellent contacts and the best ever team mate! You can read our WAVE blog here, just scroll to the bottom to start at the beginning: http://gordonfoat.blogspot.nl/

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