In this new video, learn how communities in El Salvador confront climate change, organize for sustainable livelihoods and build a better future. Filmed and edited by Spencer Stoner.
This weekend, El Salvadoran Congresswoman Estela Hernandez will be in the Bay Area to present at the Bioneers Conference. Estela is a community organizer and a key leader of La Coordinadora, and its affiliated NGO, the Mangrove Association. She was elected to the Salvadoran National Legislature in 2012. She now sits on the Environment and […]
By Jeff Haas, Board Chair, EcoViva On June 23rd, Overbook and North Star foundations in NYC hosted a North-South dialogue featuring Estela Hernandez and Walberto Gallegos from the Mangrove Association, Yael Falicov and Nathan Weller from EcoViva, and several grassroots groups from the NYC area responding to Hurricane Sandy. The purpose of the exchange was […]
This article originally appeared on IPS and was written by Edgardo Ayala. See the original article here. By Edgardo Ayala Armed with chainsaws, machetes and shovels, local residents of El Salvador’s Lower Lempa River Basin, near the Pacific Ocean, are unblocking the flow of rivers and pruning the branches of trees on riverbanks to keep […]
In October 2011, heavy rains from Tropical Depression 12-E caused the levees on the Lempa River to burst in multiple places (see red dots on map), forcing the evacuation of 40 of our partner communities. Six weeks later, EcoViva worked with our local partners at the Mangrove Association and allies at Engineers without Borders to […]