News By Tag
News By Location
Kids Reach Out to Matt Damon to Help Victims of Pollution in Ecuador
Do-Gooder, a San Francisco based entertainment and retail company, announced that they are reaching out to Matt Damon to help Ecuadorian victims of oil pollution.
If successful, Do-Gooder hopes Mr. Damon will help bring attention to the plight of indigenous Ecuadorian people whose environment has been destroyed by decades of toxic waste dumping by oil companies.
If Mr. Damon responds, Do-Gooder would like to work with him to:
• Come to Ecuador to view the devastation, meet the affected locals, and raise
awareness of the need for clean water.
• Appear in a brief promotional video to help raise funding for rainwater catchment
systems in Ecuador.
• Autograph Do-Gooder items and/or pieces of Matt Damon memorabilia to be
auctioned off to fund rainwater catchment systems via Groundwork Opportunities and
About the Pollution
From 1964 to 1992, Texaco drilled for oil in Ecuador, dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic waste into the Ecuadorian rainforest. The pollution has contributed to drastic increases of cancer rates, miscarriages, and poisoned farmlands and water supplies. A clean up effort was made in the mid-90s but ultimately failed. In 2001, Chevron, aware of the environmental debt, bought Texaco and has refused to settle that debt despite being found guilty in both Ecuadorian and U.S. courts.
Do-Gooder, LLC is a philanthropic for-profit company that develops products and entertainment to call attention to humanitarian and corporate responsibility issues. 20% of retail prices go directly to the causes Do-Gooder supports.
To learn more about Do-Gooder visit http://do-gooder.me, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Tony Cruz, Co-Founder, at (415) 328-0509.
Watch the video here: