Planting trees in El Salvador

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For more than ten years, Trees, Water & People (TWP) has worked with Positive Legacy to channel the energy and generosity of the U.S. music scene into projects that improve life for people in Central America and the Caribbean.

Together, we offer music festival attendees an opportunity to offset their CO2 footprint, including the emissions required to get them to the festival, plus their share of the festival emissions themselves. A CO2 offset is a voluntary donation to Trees, Water & People that helps us fund tree planting and clean cookstove construction in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Cuba.

Trees sequester CO2 as they grow, and our efficient cookstoves reduce the amount of firewood burned by a Central American family for cooking, thus reducing emissions into the atmosphere. When you fund this work, you offset a portion of the emissions generated in your daily life.

But that’s not all. Trees, Water & People’s work has deeper, qualitative aspects to it that go far beyond the initial offset.

  • Fruit trees planted produce healthy calories for families in vulnerable areas.
  • Harvests from these trees generate new sources of income for these same families.
  • Trees also help fight erosion and build topsoil, restoring degraded land.
  • Clean cookstoves reduce smoke in the household by over 80% and cut fuel use in half.
  • Enclosed fires also help prevent major burns from kids falling into cooking fires.

Trees, Water & People and Positive Legacy have been committed to integrating live music and service by taking actions that positively impact the communities you visit.   

In 2016, Positive Legacy awarded TWP our first formal grant award to provide farmer-to-farmer training in sustainable agriculture and soil conservation in Cienfuegos, Cuba. We are concurrently working with some rural organizations in the country to help boost agritourism, developing capacity to host tourists outside of urban centers.

Our partnership with Positive Legacy has resulted in the planting of over 200,000 trees, and the construction of almost 500 clean cookstoves since 2007. We hope you will join with thousands of other music lovers who have offset their travel to these amazing live music experiences.

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