From the Director:
Changing the world has never been easy. Nor has it ever been more necessary. Technology propels us forward at an unprecedented rate, yet there are billions of people without enough food, electricity, or clean drinking water. Add the stress of a changing climate, and you have an enormous challenge to face as a global community. That’s why I am so glad to have you helping.
It would be impossible to get up every day and face this challenge otherwise. But every day, all of us at Trees, Water & People receive your emails, donations, and phone calls, all combining to inspire and motivate us. Together, the community we have created is a force for good, creating long-term, positive impacts for people in need.
Internationally, your donations in 2014 helped plant hundreds of thousands of trees in Central America and contributed to the construction of nearly 4,000 clean cookstoves, among many other conservation projects.
Your gifts also allowed us to begin construction on the Nicaraguan Center for Forests, Energy & Climate, a new facility that provides local people with practical training in how to adapt to a changing climate.
TWP donors also generously supported our first Green Business in Indian Country Start-Up Award and jump started our efforts to build compressed
earth block homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Indeed, changing the world has never been easy. However, if we come together as a community, we really can make a difference for people in need while protecting the only planet we have.
Richard W. Fox
Co-Founder & Executive Director