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"There is no country without water", said Cristobal Diaz. "There is no life either when there is no water. That is our struggle. We are defending life." 
For over two years the small community of San José del Golfo has maintained a 24-hour barricade against the US-owned mine El Tambor that threatens to destroy their land and water. The non-violent resistance, led by women, is transforming the traditional 'macho' culture, and attracting support across Guatemala, and beyond.
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Help us welcome Lucas Wolf to the TWP team!
We are excited to welcome Lucas Wolf to the Trees, Water & People (TWP) family. As the new Assistant International Director, Lucas will help manage our Clean Cookstove, Reforestation, and Solar...
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We are more than half way to our fundraising goal for the new Nicaraguan Center for Forests, Energy & Climate! Thanks to several generous TWP Board Members, all donations to the project will be matched 100%. Donate here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/climatecenter/
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The Nicaraguan Center for Forests, Energy & Climate will provide citizens of Central America with the tools and training needed to adapt to a rapidly changing climate.
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Roman Rios is benefiting from our #solar household systems that allow he and his wife to run their bakery after dark, creating more income for the family.

“Before we had to use candles to light the room,” said Don Roman. “Which could get really expensive.”
Over 500,000 homes in Guatemala are without electricity, leaving millions of people in the dark once the sun sets. Adults are unable to work at night and children struggle to study by dim candle li...
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We are making plans for the 2015 spring and summer #volunteer season, with a lot of great opportunities in the works for our incredible volunteer base. If you would like to learn more and volunteer your time and energy sign-up for our email alerts! http://treeswaterpeople.org/about_us/careers/volunteer_opportunities/volunteer_opportunities.html
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The tree nursery in El Porvenir, El Salvador is full of life! Thanks to local staff, like Don Roberto (pictured), this nursery produces 30,000-40,000 trees each year for reforestation efforts in the country. Learn more at www.treeswaterpeople.org. #conservation  #environment #medioambiente #reforestation  
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a lot of nurseries have trouble with trees surviving once planted because they grow the saplings in pots too small and the roots are stunted. how good is the survival rate for this one nursery?
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“I am his hands,” said Haixia. “He is my eyes. We are good partners.” #friendship   #reforestation  #China 
<p>Despite their physical setbacks, Haixia and Wenqi have managed to plant 10,000 trees over the past 10 years. </p>
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Tomorrow is the first Bonus Day of the year on GlobalGiving! That means all donations up to $1,000 will be match by 30%. Plus, our new project to support a climate education center in Nicaragua has a $1 for $1 match. Make your gift go even farther and DONATE tomorrow starting at 9:00AM EDT: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/climatecenter/
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"Tropical #rainforests have been popularly thought of as the 'lungs' of the planet," said Christopher Doughty, one of the researchers, in a news release. "Here, we show for the first time that during severe drought, the rate at which they 'inhale' carbon through photosynthesis can decrease."
For the first time ever, scientists have discovered direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazon rainforest "inhale" carbon from the atmosphere during a severe drought.
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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.