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Some beautiful photos from our reforestation partner in El Salvador, Arboles y Agua para el Pueblo (AAP), who have been busy growing and planting a variety of tree species. Their nursery in El Porvenir produces more than 30,000 trees per year to aid in the #reforestation efforts of the small Central American country.
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Please take a moment to vote for Solar Warrior Farm in the Gardens for Good contest. Your vote will help Trees, Water & People secure a $15K grant to keep this important resource for organic food on the Pine Ridge Reservation thriving! To vote, please visit: http://wshe.es/qlkvDceK
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Watering the trees to grow food for the people! A beautiful shot of the work we support and the inspiration behind our name. (Photo by Jeff Abbott) #conservation   #reforestation   #Guatemala  
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"I want something more sustainable and better for my children and a room of their own for the first time. I want to provide them with a solid home that stays warm in the winter." #PineRidge  
Trees, Water & People (TWP) will help build an earth-friendly home using compressed earth blocks for Paul Shields, his wife and three children. Paul is the son of Oglala Lakota political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, and is carrying forward dreams of a better future. &quote;My dad will be happy I finally have my own home and can pass it on to his grandkids after I'm gone.&quote; With your help, we will work with builders, volunteers, and Lakota Sol...
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The study calculates that almost one-in-six people depend on forests for food and income.  #forests   #foodsecurity  
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.
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"Many of our Work Tour guests were positively impacted and moved by the beauty and the special energy of this valley, a strong testament to the power of human potential when combined with solid #permaculture design and #Mayan cultural philosophy." 
by Lucas Wolf, Assistant International Director After a couple of hours of driving, the lowland cane fields gave way to rolling hills of more extensive monoculture in the form of rubber plantations...
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It's a close race in the Gardens for Good contest! Help move TWP from 4th to 1st place by taking a few minutes of your day to vote for Solar Warrior Farm: http://wshe.es/qlkvDceK
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"As climate change rears its ugly head in the tropics, families already living in extreme vulnerability will have to adapt their approaches to be able to survive in rural areas." #climatechange   #nicaragua  
by Sebastian Africano, International Director  The Nicaraguan Center for Forests, Energy & Climate (NCFEC) is well on its way to becoming a reality. Over the past month, Trees, Water & Peop...
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Working with volunteers and Lakota youth, we are planting 10,000 trees on the Pine Ridge Reservation!
by Megan Maiolo-Heath, Marketing Manager Over the 125 years that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has managed the Pine Ridge Reservation, they have provided almost zero management of the tribe's forest...
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"We must make necessary inroads on clean cooking as the issue crosses so many sectors—health, gender, environment, technology, poverty and energy." #cookstoves   #energypoverty  
2.9 billion people in the developing world still use polluting fuels to cook and heat their homes. Unlocking Clean Cooking and Heating Solutions Key to Reaching SE4All goals.
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“It is a great time for women. A lot of people didn't think women could do renewable energy work, but it completely is a great time for women to get involved. My whole crew is women, my supervisor and mentor is a woman, which is amazing.” #womeninsolar   #tribalenergy   #solarpower   #GRID  
By Jamie Folsom, National Director Renewable energy fields like solar are a bright pathway for women, and for Cheyenne Poor Bear (Oglala Lakota), solar technologies are a great opportunity to live ...
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"Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have a long tradition of living sustainably with the natural world by understanding the importance of preserving natural resources and respecting the interdependence of all living things."
Trees, Water & People’s Tribal Renewable Energy Program puts the power of nature — the warmth of the sun, the power of the wind, the shelter of trees — to work for Native Americans. In partners...
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633 Remington St. Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
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Trees, Water & People (TWP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Stuart Conway and Richard Fox in 1998, in Fort Collins, Colorado with the mission to improve people’s lives by helping communities to protect, conserve and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends.

• Nationally, TWP is actively involved with helping to improve the lives of Native American families living in tribal communities of the Great Plains and beyond. During the long and harsh winters, Native Americans commonly spend more than half of their income on exorbitant utility bills. Together, with our partner, Lakota Solar Enterprises, we have built over 850 economic solar heating systems, saving tribal families 20-30% on their monthly heating bills, and trained more than 175 tribal members in residential and facility-scale renewable energy applications. We have also planted trees and shrubs around home sites for more than 160 additional families, further lowering heating costs and associated emissions by acting as an important wind block during the frigid winter and providing much needed shade during the sweltering summer.

• Internationally, TWP works extensively in Central America and Haiti. Together, with our country-based partners, we support 20 community-led tree nurseries that produce over 350,000 trees annually to aid in reforestation efforts, planting over 5.3 million trees to date. In addition, we have built more than 63,000 clean cookstoves. Each cookstove decreases a family’s need for firewood by 50-70%, as compared to standard open fire cooking, and reduces carbon emissions by at least 1.5 tons per year. When smoke is vented to the outside of the home, these improved cookstoves also decrease indoor air pollution, which is responsible for the death of 4.2 million people, mostly women and children, globally every year.