Preservation of culture and a women’s coffee cooperative are two grassroots projects by the members of La Laguna indigenous community in Nicaragua.
A new tourism cooperative in Rio Chiquito, El Salvador gives the locals a chance to benefit from tourism on a new level – thanks to affordable cob construction.
Mayan Families is a non-profit organization that works with community development and poverty alleviation in indigenous communities in rural Guatemala.
Water Works is a project in Guatemala that is improving access to clean drinking water in impoverished rural areas with ceramic filters.
Long Way Home is a non-profit that is creating new skills, employment and awareness by building a vocational school out of waste and natural materials.
Maya Mountain Research Farm in Belize shows how agroforestry and permaculture can turn damaged soil back into naturally productive landscapes.
Rammed earth is a popular sustainable building technique, and the key to building a quality rammed earth structure is understanding the materials.
Bosque Shambala is a growing community that can show Mexicans a self-sufficient alternative to crowded and competitive city life.
Earthships have become the symbol of off-grid living, but the key to successful off-grid living lies in understanding design principles and the environment.
I recently volunteered at an Indian reservation and learned a lot about the problems of Native Americans and reservations – and something about solutions.