Trees Water & People

Trees, Water & People is committed to improving people's lives by helping communities to protect, conserve and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends. We believe that natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management.
Help Build a Climate Education Center in Nicaragua
 
$3,210
$1,790
Raised
Remaining
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. This regional hub for climate change education and natural resource conservation will build on Trees, Water & People's community-based conservation model, which empowers local people to solve social and environmental problems at the grassroots-level. Thanks to generous donors, every donation to this project will be matched! project reportread updates from the field
Native American Green Entrepreneur Fund
 
$2,749
$1,811
Raised
Remaining
With your help, Trees, Water & People (TWP) will provide 4 scholarships to Native Americans to attend the first level of a 3-step business development program: a week-long entrepreneurship training. After completing this training, students move on to the Green Business Mentorship program, which culminates in a chance to compete for a Green Business Start-Up Award this fall. project reportread updates from the field
Help Build a Home for a Lakota Family
 
$3,530
$6,470
Raised
Remaining
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. "My dad will be happy I finally have my own home and can pass it on to his grandkids after I'm gone." With your help, we will work with builders, volunteers, and Lakota Solar Enterprises to construct Paul's new home this summer. project reportread updates from the field
Help Plant Trees on the Pine Ridge Reservation
 
$123
$4,877
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Remaining
Trees, Water & People's Planting Tribal Trees for Climate Change project will help mitigate and address climate change effects by planting 15,000 native ponderosa pine trees in areas burned by forest fires on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Reforestation will: sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gases; improve air and water quality; reduce soil erosion; reestablish wildlife habitat; and enhance ecosystem resiliency, while engaging Native Americans in the protection of their lands.
Help Build the Sacred Earth Lodge
 
$6,135
$3,865
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Remaining
The Sacred Earth Lodge is the newest edition to the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC), located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and headquarters of our Tribal Renewable Energy Program. This new building will be used as an educational center and dormitory for our ever-expanding renewable energy and green job training program for Native Americans. With high demand for our workshops, we are excited to add more classroom space, improved facilities and many more beds to RCREC. project reportread updates from the field
Support Organic Farming for Native Americans
 
$3,035
$7,315
Raised
Remaining
Solar Warrior Farm is an integral part of our Food Security Program, which empowers Native Americans to grow their own nutritious and traditional foods, an important step toward tribal food independence. By bringing together the tools and knowledge needed for sustainable food production, Solar Warrior Farm is directly strengthening the relationship to one's food, one's body, and the connection that Native Peoples have with Mother Earth and her ability to sustain life. project reportread updates from the field
Plant 10,000 Trees in Nicaragua
 
$285
$9,715
Raised
Remaining
The country of Nicaragua, like many in the developing world, has suffered from devastating deforestation over the last few decades. This community-based project will support much needed reforestation efforts in Nicaragua that will increase biodiversity, improve watershed health and soil quality, and create healthier communities by putting thousands of trees back into the ground. project reportread updates from the field
1,500 Clean Cookstoves for Haitian Families
 
$30,029
$0
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Remaining
Trees, Water & People (TWP) is driving development in Haiti through social enterprise. Over the past 16 months, TWP has been working to build a sustainable market for clean cookstoves in Port-au-Prince, creating much needed employment & allowing families to safely prepare food, purify water, and save money. The Zanmi Pye Bwa cookstove is designed to be built, repaired, and refurbished with locally available skills and resources, and is currently being distributed by vendors throughout the city. project reportread updates from the field
Provide 10 Solar Heaters to Native Families
 
$14,060
$0
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Remaining
This project will provide 10 Native American families living in reservation communities with solar air heaters, reducing monthly heating bills by 20-30% for up to 20 years and creating green jobs. project reportread updates from the field
Help Provide Solar Heater Repairs
 
$2,000
$0
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Remaining
Like any household appliance, solar air heaters need to be maintained so they last the full length of their 20 year lifespan. A small donation not only restores a household's source of renewable heat, but also provides much-needed economic stimulus to reservation economies. project reportread updates from the field

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