Old Cellphones: The Key to Stopping Climate Change

Topher White’s innovative idea allows everyone to get involved in the fight to end climate change and stop deforestation – his non-profit is using old cellphones to listen to the sounds of the rainforest. This technology is able to identify the sounds of illegal loggings, such as chainsaws and vehicles, and send real-time alerts to rangers on the ground that can intervene. Recently, Rainforest Connection has developed their technology and AI identification models to the point where they have predictive analytics that can stop illegal logging before it even begins! Read more about why illegal logging is a serious issue and how collaboration, rather than aid, is the key to making a true impact in rainforests around the world.

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