(Guatemala) Rescue the Natural Ecosystem

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In order to make an offline donation we ask that you please follow these instructions:

  1. Make a check payable to "Maryknoll Society"
  2. On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for "Maryknoll Society"
  3. Please mail your check to:

Maryknoll Society
123 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.

The primary objective of this project is to encourage families within the confines of the Parish of Remate to change their living habits toward a more sustainable management of the local natural ecosystem.

Our goals are:

•  to eliminate the sale of junk food at eight local primary schools (El Caoba, Paxcaman, Ixlu, Macanche, El Naranjo, El Triunfo, El Porvenir and El Remate)
•  to diminish the production of solid waste (particularly plastics)
•  to reduce the accumulation of garbage on the banks of Lake Itza (Remate)
•  to reduce household sewage channeled into septic tanks by 50 families in the communities of Remate, Macanche, Caoba, El Triunfo, Paxcaman, and Ixlu

Ways on how we can achieve these goals:

•  develop project activities to curb the contamination of the natural ecosystem, especially the lakes and lagoons (Salpeten, Macanche, and the SE bank of Lake Peten Itza)
•  build awareness in the student population on how to reduce waste
•  promote change on a political level with community authorities
•  increase conscience-raising messages to the general public on proper disposal of waste
•  provide garbage disposals near the touristy shores of the lakes and lagoons

Your gift will help protect the natural ecosystem in Guatemala.