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SUMMARY

Like a landscape, my work is diverse...

Since 2008, my mission has been to restore hope for the future, fueled by positive scientific data. I can offer this hope to you now, through introductions to influencers from around the world who are ready to collaborate on projects regenerating  our soil, water and air. And I can show you the progress that’s already been made, as well as future goals for rainforest regeneration in the tropics. 

EXPERIENCES

2018

20182018

Pollinator at the Global Climate Action Summit & COP24

4pour1000

Working in collaboration with the French organization 4pour1000, I arranged credentials and multiple meetings for them with U.S. and Brazilian representatives at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, as well as helping with preparations for COP24 in Poland.

2017

20172017

Event Producer at COP23

UNFCC Conference of Parties

Working in collaboration with the French OpenTeam, I produced and co-hosted a side-event for Project Drawdown in Bonn.

2016

20162016

Speaker at COP22

UNFCC Conference of Parties

In recognition of the iGiveTrees Project by the French Ministry of the Environment, I was given the opportunity to speak about our project before a global audience in Marrakesh.

Project Coordination

2008Present

iGiveTrees Reforestation Projects in Brazil

Laureate - 100 Projects for the Climate

The iGiveTrees project was initiated by Alana in Brazil in 2008. It was recognized as a citizen initiative that mitigates the effects of global warming, resulting in invitations to participate in two UNFCC Conference of Parties COP22 and COP23 by the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea in 2016.

“Continuing the momentum of COP 21, '100 Projects for Climate' aims to speed up the emergence of citizen-led initiatives to combat global warming. This new participative step, building on the valuable discussions of the Paris-Climate Conference, will enable the 100 most innovative solutions from around the world to become a reality.” 

Skills & Tools

2008Present

Public Speaker & Rainforest Advocate

Alana Lea | Rainforest ECO Enterprises, LLC

“Alana Lea is a voice for the rainforest. 

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Alana moved to the United States as soon as she could walk, and only learned that she emerged from the most diverse and endangered rainforest on earth, when she herself was a mother. 

She had instinctively cultivated a passion for the plant kingdom as a horticulturalist for more than thirty years, while later telling its stories as a visual artist. In addition to the creation of Tropiflora, a successful tropical nursery business, these years yielded exhibits of her botanical watercolors and digital collages at the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Smithsonian Institution and Museum of Natural History. 

As a founding member of the Womens Speakers Association, she confidently takes the stage of schools and social enterprise events to tell stories of renewal and hope.

Alana is also the founder of the non-profit iGiveTrees projects that began in Brazil, helping subsistence farmers to become stewards of the renewed forests. The project now invites international schools,  organizations and companies to share the benefits of bringing carbon back home to the soil.”

1983Present

Botanical & Environmental Artist

Alana Lea

“Alana Lea is an environmental artist whose work integrates old-world character with contemporary verve. She harmonizes imagery with informative and imaginative wordplays, transforming them into spirited showpieces. Her signature works are digital collage featuring exquisitely rendered floral watercolors in a precise, yet lively style. 

The eclectic appeal of Alana's work has garnered the attention of such diverse clients as the Smithsonian Institution, Fine Gardening Magazine and the Amazon Herb Company. Her paintings and prints reside in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Britain and Brazil. They have been sold in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, exhibited at the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences and at the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the US Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C., and at two international climate change conferences: COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco and COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

Alana's passion for plants springs from a lifelong awe of the natural world. Her relationship with the plant kingdom as explorer, importer, gardener, herbalist, horticulturalist and entrepreneur has been a boon to her career as a botanical storyteller. ”

1998Present

Publication Design for Print & Social Media

Alana Lea | Rainforest ECO Enterprises, LLC

Alana has a rich background in publications for magazines and books as illustrator, designer and production manager.

Her book design and production abilities have been used by the Amazon Herb Company, and self-publishing authors to turn their rough manuscripts into polished, printed books.

Working with Waterside Publications, she is updating her own book Trees of Transformation.

She has developed social media skills used for promotion on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Alana also develops rich content for blogs, from Huffington Post to Care 2.

19731979

Retail & Wholesale - Nursery & Plant Shop

Tropiflora

Tropiflora was the first of its kind, a tropical plant store specializing in rare and collectible plants in the early 1970's. A result of Alana's fascination with the plants of the Puerto Rican rainforests, she began importing orchids and bromiliads from Central and South America, while educating her clientele in Portland, Oregon about tropical flora. The business included a nursery, a retail plant shop and a commercial plant maintenance service.

International Experience

Alana speaks conversational French, Spanish and Portuguese, and currently divides her time between the United States, Brazil and France, cross pollinating organizations and projects that love the Earth as much as she does.