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Trees, Water & People
April 15, 2010

Trees, Water & People and I found each other about 8 years ago. I read a story in a magazine about their Central America fuel efficient cookstove work, thought it was one of the best appropriate technology ideas I had ever heard of, and became a supporter. At just about the same time, a mutual friend recommended me to the founders of the group, who were looking to expand their original Board of Directors. We met, we liked each other, I was invited to join the Board, and my involvement has grown ever since. Today, as Board President, I continue to be amazed at the effectiveness, efficiency, and importance of Trees, Water & People's work. From the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to the forests of Honduras and the displaced persons camps of Haiti - we are on the ground making a difference both right now and into the future. We practice a model that includes enabling and partnering with local individuals and organizations to design and implement programs, to promote micro-enterprises for sustainable local economies, and to return the benefits of the projects as directly to the communities as possible. We believe we are on the cutting edge of the international movement of civil society to advance environmental, social, and economic justice via appropriate technology, resource stewardship, and local enterprise. Please join us!!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the real difference we're making, on the ground in South Dakota, Honduras, Nicaragua, etc., in both the natural environments and in people's lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & I am President of the Board, and participate actively with a number of programs.