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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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"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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"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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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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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.