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Trees Water and People

"To improve people’s lives by helping communities protect, conserve and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends"

Fort Collins, CO, USA
female, age 34
Speaks: spanish, english
Joined May 22, 2008
What I Want to Do:

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Joined May 22, 2008 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Earth Day
Hometown Fort Collins, CO 
Birthday April 22, 1984  
Languages spanish, english  
About Me Trees, Water & People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1998 by Stuart Conway and Richard Fox, and is staffed by a group of dedicated conservationists who feel strongly about helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends. Our work is guided by two core beliefs:

* That natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management; and
* preserving local trees, wetlands, and watersheds is essential for the ongoing social, economic, and environmental health of communities everywhere.

TWP develops and manages continuing reforestation, watershed protection, renewable energy, appropriate technology, and environmental education programs in Latin America and the American West. TWP's international programs have been recognized nationally and internationally, receiving the Ashden Award for Renewable Energy, as well as awards from Kodak, The Conservation Fund, and etown, the nationally syndicated environmental radio show. TWP's programs have been featured on National Geographic Television, National Public Radio, and in the Christian Science Monitor.
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Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me Cooking over an open fire every day, in the confines of an unventilated kitchen, has been compared to smoking five packs of cigarettes a day. TWP's improved stoves include a chimney that vents smoke out of the home. Emissions testing conducted on our stoves indicates that the chimney, by removing the toxic smoke, also reduces carbon monoxide and particulate matter by more than 80%. Improved stoves are also safer, greatly reducing the risk of burns, especially in small children.

TWP's improved stoves also help families economically. In Guatemala, for example, the fuel-efficiency of our stoves translates into an average cost savings of $10.50 a month per family (from an average income of less than $100/month; 70% of the population of Guatemala earns less than $2/day). Commercial tortilla makers in Nicaragua who use the improved stoves can re-invest the money they save into their businesses.
My Philosophy Trees, Water & People’s unique community-based development model is built on the philosophy that the best way to help those most in need is to involve them directly in the design and implementation of environmental and economic programs. This creates local ownership, stakeholder involvement, and builds a base for financial sustainability. Our proven system of training and implementation, coupled with the entrepreneurial approach to development, helps to engage and inspire local residents in the preservation of their natural resources. Through this distinctive approach, TWP’s sustainable energy solution has been well-received in communities throughout Central America, Haiti, and on Native American Reservations in the United States.
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Increase the amount of environmental education programs and have it available to everyone.
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me not replanting trees to offset paper use, not offsetting carbon use, The destruction of rural areas, Litter Bugs!!, injustice, indifference, cruelty  
Passions people, water, trees, peace, other cultures, nature, making a difference, LIFE!!!, learning, environment, Energy Healing And Love, earth  
Inspirations the wind, the sound of the ocean, the sun coming up, the beauty of nature, peacemakers, nature, life itself, happiness, good people, courage, blue skies  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Ignorance and evil, global warming, Disrespect for others  
Role Models  
Quotation For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~
~ Martin Luther ~
Interests wildlife, Travel/Adventure, Gardening/Farming, environment, ecology, crafts, environment  
Books Anything to do with animals and nature  
Music all kinds  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods Yummy...luvs all food  
Favorite Places woods, rivers, parks, mountains, home  
Can't Live Without sunshine, peace, nature, love, laughter, good food, friends and family, freedom, air  
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    Apr 18, 2014 1:08 PM

    Dalia H. (1280)

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    Apr 23, 2012 3:02 PM

    Dalia H. (1280)
    My Beloved Trees Water and People
    Wishing You The Best Birthday Ever!
    GOD Bless You Today and Forever!
    Much Love, Light, Cake, and a very Big Hug

    Apr 17, 2012 8:43 AM

    Bette M. (91)

    Wherever you go there once was a forest.
    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
    Trees are the lungs of the earth.

    May 7, 2011 1:45 PM

    JustaHuman H. (53)

    Apr 22, 2011 9:51 PM

    Dalia H. (1280)
    My Beloved Trees Wishing You The Best Birthday Ever. May All Your Dreams Come True. GOD Bless You Today, Tomorrow, and Forever!!!!
    Much Love, Light, Cake, and a very Big Hug, B.D♥♥♥

    Apr 15, 2011 3:36 AM

    Bette M. (91)
    Happy Birthday Trees!!
    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.....

    Feb 21, 2011 1:41 PM

    Bette M. (91)

    PS. Did I...??? DS.
    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.....

    Apr 22, 2010 10:59 PM

    Dalia H. (1280)
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    My Beloved Friend: Wishing You The Best Birthday Ever! GOD Bless you, not only today, but Forever! Much Love, Light, Cake, and Big Hugsss, B.D♥
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    Apr 21, 2010 6:12 PM

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    Bette M. (91)

    Photo by Nick Brandt.........
    Just fabulous photography!!

    Plant trees for life.......

    Sep 26, 2009 9:52 AM

    Bette M. (91)

    Ken Burns, one of the very
    best pictoral historians
    of our time!

    Plant trees for life........

    Aug 29, 2009 4:55 AM

    Bette M. (91)
    dans mon petit jardin by Mattijn.

    Plant trees for life........
    Aug 19, 2009 11:28 AM

    Carolyn T. (234)


    Hi, friend ~ heard you were having a fine day, lol!

    Aug 15, 2009 5:15 AM

    Bette M. (91)

     Great Plains Warrior Art Print

    They took all the trees
    And put them in a tree museum
    And they charged all the people
    A dollar and a half just to see'em.
    Don't it always seem to go
    That you don't know what you've got
    Till it's gone.
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot.
    Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi

    Plant trees for life.....

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