Alana Lea is a voice for the rainforest. Born in Brazil’s Mata Atlântica, Alana moved to the United States within a year. She has since lived in six countries, while developing a reputation as a leader in Brazil.
In 2009 she founded Rainforest ECO Enterprises to apply her skill as an environmental artist to rainforest renewal, beginning with rainforest prints on organic fabrics.
Alana’s iGiveTrees crowdfunding campaigns were then launched to gather gifts from the global public, allowing her to buy trees from small rural associations in Brazil, and give them back to the people who live in the degraded rainforest.
Alana’s botanical art has been published in books and exhibited at the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences , the Smithsonian Institution and the US Museum of Natural History .
Alana is the Founding Director of ECOfloresta.
In 2012 her reforestation project was embraced by the EarthWays Foundation for fiscal sponsorship. In 2017 the project moved to ISI for US nonprofit fiscal sponsorship.
ECOfloresta is the US non-profit funding partner of the iGiveTrees project in Brazil.
Our mission is to create educational events to support the planting and maintenance of tropical trees, and the organic enrichment of their soil, to drawdown CO2.
Our goal is to train new environmental entrepreneurs in methods that will restore their rainforests, while feeding their communities.
Our core values are commitments to positive, ethical, organic and regenerative practices to preserve and restore the integrity of native species plants, trees, soils and pollinators in Brazil.
Lynne Twist ~ Co-Founder of The Pachamama Alliance
“Alana Lea is an extraordinary activist who works and writes from a deep spiritual and trustworthy taproot.”
Paul Hawken ~ Co-Founder of Project Drawdown
“Having seen the growth of an idea to renew an endangered Brazilian rainforest, persist through every imaginable form of drought, I feel the strength of spirit present to succeed with the next phase.”