Trees, Water & People (TWP) will be participating in this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival as a part of the Peace Corps theme of the festival, which will commemorate and celebrate the service and accomplishments of Peace Corps Volunteers during the agency’s first fifty years. At the Festival, TWP will be demonstrating several clean cookstoves, including building a Honduran Justa cookstove each day. They will also have tree seeds from Central America, Guatemalan masks, indigenous handicrafts, and traditional clothing on display.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The event is free and open to the public.
Kelsey Stamm, a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador, helps tend to seedlings in one of TWP’s Salvadoran tree nurseries.
Trees, Water & People’s (TWP) good friend and partner, Henry Red Cloud, will return to Washington, D.C. this month for the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) 2010 Assets Learning Conference. Accompanied by TWP National Director, Richard Fox and Board President, Jon Becker, Henry will share his work with Lakota Solar Enterprises (LSE) to bring renewable energy to tribal lands during the Innovation Marketplace on September 23rd. While in D.C., they will also visit with key politicians on Capitol Hill and area TWP supporters. Then, the group will travel to New York where Henry will be honored by the Nuclear-Free Future Award at the historic Great Hall of Cooper Union on September 30th.
Stay tuned for updates from TWP Board President Jon Becker!