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Support Proyecto Chico Mendes
Date Sunday May 06
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
418 Project, Santa Cruz.
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/Author
Help Defeat Deforestation! Participate in a Benefit Concert at the 418 Project, this Sunday night to support Proyecto Chico Mendes, a grass roots reforestation project in Cantel, Guatemala. They need to raise $5000 to reach their tree planting goal for this year.

This Sunday 7pm, at the 418 Project, Santa Cruz.

Three Bands!
Sourgrass
Puroson, (Cuban Dance Rhythms)
and
I’m a Nun

PLUS a Silent Auction, Weaving Demonstration and much more!

The uncontrolled harvesting of trees in Cantel, Guatemala has severe effects on the local indigenous Mayan population, including the loss of biodiversity due to diminished habitat, soil erosion, water pollution, reduction of underground water sources, and harmful effects to the hydrologic cycle. Deforestation causes widespread harm to human health, and the rate of respiratory infections in Guatemala has increased drastically in recent decades.

Proyecto Chico Mendes provides trees for the community members to plant among their crops. As the roots of the trees penetrate the soil, the surrounding area succumbs to less erosion as the soil is held in place. The project strategically pinpoints areas of private and communal land to plant saplings. By planting trees near the inception of local springs, Chico Mendes expects that quantity of water within each spring will begin to increase, therefore providing sufficient water sources to the community.

Come have fun and support reforestation in the Mayan Mountains of Guatemala.

http://www.proyectochicomendes.blogspot.com

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Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 30th, 2007 9:31 PM
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