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Rainforest Rescue Coalition on the Airwaves

Oak Park-River Forest High School alumni discuss their "Ride for the Rainforest."

They've ridden, they've raged and they've lived to tell about it.

The Rainforest Rescue Coalition, an environmental nonprofit started by OPRF alumni Adam Bauer-Goulden, Marykate Sperduto, William Heineke and Ross Sullivan, recently completed their "Ride for the Rainforest," a 325-mile bike ride from Wisconsin to Oak Park.

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When the grueling, eight-day ride wrapped up, they were welcomed home with the "Rager for the Rainforest" party.

The group aimed to raise $25,000, through the ride, party and a rummage sale. They're about $1,000 short and accepting more donations to help them get to the goal.

The proceeds will be split down the middle into two separate rainforest causes: 50 percent will go toward the purchase of land in the Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest, an endangered area on the island of Borneo; the other 50 percent will fund a "sustainable agroforestry program for the native communities living in the buffer zone of the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo communal forest reserve in the Peruvian Amazon."

Bauer-Golden and Heineke recently paid a visit to WBEZ to talk about their efforts. Have a listen.

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