Today marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and surrounding communities, killing over 1,800 people while displacing countless more. Poorly-designed levees and inadequate disaster response were in large part to blame for the high toll exacted. Man-made hurricane protection systems failed fantastically. The disaster also highlighted how decades of one-track […]
The future of humanity is in great measure in your own hands, through your ability to organize and carry out creative alternatives – Pope Francis at the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Thursday, July 9, 2015. If you believe in the ecological and moral mandates of Pope Francis, activist-author (and […]
I am pleased to welcome our newest members of the EcoViva Advisory Board: Naomi Klein and Avram Lewis. Naomi and Avi are great friends of EcoViva and have gotten to know our work and issues firsthand through our partners with the Mangrove Association. Avi traveled with us to El Salvador in 2012 to shoot footage for an upcoming documentary […]
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 […]