Tim Keating serves as a Trustee of Rainforest Relief in addition to his role as director. Since Tim co-founded Rainforest Relief in 1989, the group has become a force preventing logging of rainforests to feed demand for tropical timber imports. By 1995, Rainforest Relief had emerged as the nation’s lead organization on this issue and has continued in that role since.
Tim worked at Greenpeace US as the coordinator of the Ancient Forest Campaign’s Markets Campaign from August of 2001 to April of 2002.
Tim has directly educated thousands about the connection between consumption and rainforest destruction through Rainforest Relief presentations.
Tim holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Stockton State College.
At the age of 16, Tim was appointed to the Hazlet Township Environmental Commission. During his tenure there, the Commission was able to secure a building moratorium in 300 acres of undeveloped land in the township via a public referendum. Now called Natco Park, the area was permanently protected as passive-use township parkland.
Tim is also an avid wild forager and gives tours of wild edibles in parks in and around New York City.
August 28, 2015
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