Trees, Water & People (TWP) has been working with climate vulnerable populations in Central America and on U.S. Tribal Lands for over 20 years. These communities are the stewards of our most valuable natural resources, the producers of our food, and keepers of our culture - what happens when they are forced to leave their homelands?
Economic and environmental factors have made life in rural Central America near impossible, driving families from the countryside into urban areas with high crime rates and little access to basic services. What pushes people to abandon their homes, families, livelihoods, and culture for a dangerous and unknown future? What is the real story behind the exodus of people from Central America?
TWP believes that by raising standards of living and diversifying rural income, this migration trend can be reversed.
On Friday November 1st, Trees, Water & People will share its mission and successes with an audience at the Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Basalt, CO. The event is open and free to the public, and will highlight TWP programs in sustainable agriculture, watershed restoration and reforestation, protected area management, renewable energy education, and appropriate technologies including improved cookstoves, dry-composting latrines, and rainwater catchment systems.
22830 2 Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621