Topher White

What can save the rainforest? Your used cell phone

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The sounds of the rainforest include: the chirps of birds, the buzz of cicadas, the banter of gibbons. But in the background is the almost-always present sound of a chainsaw, from illegal loggers. Engineer Topher White shares a simple, scalable way to stop this brutal deforestation — that starts with your old cell phone.

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Topher White · Conservation technologist

Through his startup Rainforest Connection, Topher White transforms used cell phones into guardians of the rainforest.

Through his startup Rainforest Connection, Topher White transforms used cell phones into guardians of the rainforest.