In 2020, Doug and I had planned to visit Peru and a small part of the Amazon rainforest. Sadly, our trip to Peru has been postponed indefinitely. June 22 is National Rainforest Day—so, in lieu of actually going to Peru, I plan to take advantage of the many wonderful resources online to explore the Amazon rainforests virtually. Did you know that over 50% of our planet’s biodiversity is found in rainforests? The rainforests cycle water through their network of trees creating reliable water sources to entire continents. The tree networks and the processes they support serve literally millions of people.

When I think about the Internet and the network of computers it has created and the millions of people it serves, I am always amazed. It’s taken years for the processes that the rainforests support to develop and create the balance that our world needs to survive. I hope that our world’s computer network, despite its explosive growth, will quickly help us all find ways to live in balance with our wonderful world.

In the meantime, I will continue to look for ways to reduce both my and IT Radix’s carbon footprint to ensure that the rainforests of the world exist for years to come. I hope you’ll join me!

First published in our June 2023 IT Radix Resource newsletter