"Clean" Energy Project in Amazon to Flatten Town and Rainforest: David de Rothschild Fights Back With Art

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children building a jaguar statue photo

credit: Matthew Grey

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Recently, artists from environmental activist group MYOO and its founder David de Rothschildof Plastiki fame—embarked on a new expedition.

This time, de Rothschild's team's destination was not a trans-oceanic voyage, but rather a trip up a contentious river deep in the Brazilian Amazon.

The goal? Use art to publicize and perhaps find a solution for a "clean" energy project slated to destroy a town and a swath of the Amazon rainforest.