Tag Archives: IMAP activities

More School Gardens at Pavarotti School!

This week we continued our work in helping local community schools from around Lake Atitlan to create permaculture school gardens, a project which started last year and that will continue for the rest of the school year. Last week we met with the teachers and students we will be working with in implementing a permaculture […]

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School Gardens at Patchitulul Primary School

On April 12th we visited the school in Pachitulul to continue the School Permaculture Gardens Project that was started last year by IMAP.  We walked through the school with the teacher to see how the permaculture gardens were doing and to know what the plans were to continue the work with the permaculture gardens, and […]

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Fair Trade and Food Sovereignty

Today, talk about fair trade involves integrating the perspective of food sovereignty. Both concepts are closely linked and the first is not possible without assuming the premises of the second. When we refer to fair trade, we consider a series of criteria: respecting the environment,  paying a fair salary, promoting gender equality, and demanding its […]

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Organizations Push for Global Ban on Genetically Modified Trees

Five organizations released a letter in early October 2012 to the executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity demanding a global ban on genetically modified (GM) trees. World Rainforest Movement, Global Justice Ecology Project, the Campaign to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees, Global Forest Coalition, and Biofuelwatch oppose the potentially damaging impact of GM trees on the environment and Indigenous communities. “The forestry industry […]

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