Projects

El Bosquetón and Climate Change Projects

MAIN EXECUTED PROJECTS 

•             Press Junket “The Rainforest World Event”.

•             Seminar-workshop “El Bosquetón”.

•             Series of Press conferences “El Bosquetón” and broadcasting of programs and TV Series.

•             Urban Reforestation.

•             Tree Donations to different entities

•             Television Shows aired internationally

•             Tours in Central America regarding Climate Change

•             First International Encounter on Climate Change

•             Second International Encounter on Climate Change

•             Participation in Forums

•             Participation of Guatemala in the Conferences of the Parties of United Nations on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland, Copenhague, Denmark, Cancun, Mexico, South Africa, etc.

 

ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION 

MAIN PROJECTS IN EXECUTION

  • Support Laguna Brava Conservation Project in Yolnajab.
  • Support Cuenca el Mirador archeological and ecological project .
  • Christmas Trees Project in Nenton, Huehuetenango

MAIN EXECUTED PROJECTS

  • Press Junket “The Rainforest World Event”.
  • Seminar-workshop “El Bosquetón”.
  • Series of Press conferences “El Bosquetón” and broadcasting of programs and TV Series.
  • Urban Reforestation.
  • Tree Donations to different entities

 


 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION


MAIN PROJECTS IN EXECUTION
  • Planeta Verde Televisión (Cable Station)
  • MicroMacro
  • Video Bank
  • Environmental Communications Center

MAIN EXECUTED PROJECTS

  • To Value what is Ours (project with schools)
  • Visiting your School (project with schools)
  • Together Early Morn (radio series)
  • Ekologitos (TV series)
  • Ecolovisión (TV show)
  • High Level Environmental Workshop with Senators and Presidential Candidates
  • CCA and Video Bank in the Natural History Museum
  • Courses for kids in environmental video production
  • Ecological Video-Concert
  • Rainforest Internet Café

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Streets Improvement in San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez
  • Facility improvement of Cooperative Institute in San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez
  • Streets Improvement in Santiago Sacatepequez

 

 

 


 El Bosquetón

This Program seeks to protect tropical rainforests. Its objective is to prevent forest fires and promote reforestation in areas that have been burned or chopped.

MAIN PROJECTS OF BOSQUETON IN EXECUTION:
  • Support to the Conservation Project of Laguna Brava: Reforestation (Up today 50,000 trees in the Chacula Community) and sustainable development in 26 communities of the Laguna Brava in Nentón, Huehuetenango, as part of the biological corridor bordering with Mexico-Guatemala. In Aliance with P&C Maderas Internacionales S.A. www.pcmaderas.net
  • Christmas Trees Project in Nenton Huehuetenango: Planting Pine Trees (48,000) for Christmas trees, to be harvest between 3 to 5 years with a special pruning to achieve the desire shape, as an alternative of a medium term productive project.
  • Support to the Mirador Basin:  Fundraising efforts to support archeological excavations, reforestation activities and communitary organization in the Mirador Basin at the Mayan Biosphere Reserve in Petén.

 

MAIN EXECUTED PROJECTS:

  • Press Junket “The Rainforest World Event”: Efforts to help save the Mayan Biosphere Reserve through a Press Junket in Antigua, Guatemala and a scouting trip to Peten, with 50 international media people, TV networks, and magazines in the US, in addition to international celebrities such as Bianca Jagger, Casey Kasem, Emmanuel, Kenny Scharf to make an S.O.S. cry to the world to help save it. (1998)
  • Seminar-Workshop “El Bosquetón”: Joint effort of the Ministers of the Environment of the Mesoamerican countries to counteract forest fires in the region. (1999)

                                            

  • Series of Press Conferences “El Bosquetón”: The Theme–Climate Change in Latin America in the Millennium– to use the media. To present regional awareness campaigns to mitigate the problem. (2000)

 

  • Reforestation: Plantation of trees with youngsters and adults, “Vistas del Encinal”. (2001); 2,000 Trees, Community Urbana Marginal Lomas de Azacualpia (2003); 5,000 Trees, Municipalidad de San Juan Sacatepéquez (2003); 6,000 Trees, Community Chaculá Nentón Huehuetenango. (2003)

 


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Children and Youth, our hope. Knowing that children and youngsters are the ones who will eventually govern the planet, we feel it is crucial to place a larger emphasis on their environmental education.
Reaching Adults. Our task is to capture the attention of adults of all social, ethnical and economic strata and of various occupations. We find it necessary to create communication campaigns that may allow us to raise awareness on the people regarding environmental topics.

MAIN PROJECTS EXECUTED:

 Is the first multimedia project in Latin America and the Caribbean highlighting success stories of individuals, entrepreneurs, and rural and urban communities that improve their living standards while protecting their environment.

Produced by the Television for the Environment Foundation (TVE-London) and 16 associated organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, microMACRO includes a television series of 81 documentaries, broadcast in over 30 countries of the region, and backed up by an interactive website and a wide variety of educational material.

All the material is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. For More Information :

www.micromacro.tv

Planeta Verde Televisión
A cable TV station which will broadcast documentaries, interviews and live programs with environmental, scientific and cultural topics.

  • Video Bank: Partners (Video Resource Centers VRC) of Television Trust for the Environment TVE. Rights and licenses to distribute and copy documentaries on the environment.  See listing of videos.
  • Environmental Communications Center: Educational center to provide seminars, workshops, conferences, courses, and consultation of scientific themes through the internet.

MAIN EXECUTED PROJECTS:

  • To Value what is Ours: Radio Program on environmental education and visit to educational centers within the city and the rest of the country. (1993)
  • Visiting your School: Visits to the schools teaching environmental education through talks, videos and small reforesting campaigns with children and their teachers. 1993-2000)
  • Together Early Morn: Soap Opera containing environmental educational topics directed to the rural population of Guatemala. Produced in Spanish and five main indigenous languages. (1994)
  • Ekologitos: Regional television show (in alliance with Kellogg’s) on ecology viewed by Central American children. (1993-1999)
  • Ecolovisión:  Activities for children, such as trips, celebrations, and the periodical Newsletter of the Foundation. (1995-2002) Contests of ecological paintings to celebrate Earth Day in Aliance with PlayZone (2000-2001)
  • Environmental Seminars of High Level: Directed to politicians and Senators regarding environmental issues in Guatemala. A series of Seminars were held with recognized Speakers. (1999-2001)
  • CCA and Video Bank in the Natural History Museum: Environmental Communication Center of the Natural History Museum “Jorge A. Ibarra”. 2000-2001
  • Courses for kids in environmental video production: Vacation courses regarding performance, production and edition of videos with environmental issues. (2001)
  • Video-Concerts: Celebration of “Environmental Day” through Video Concerts directed to the youngsters and their families, to raise awareness. (2002)


 

 


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Support to the Development Committees in the Urban and Rural areas, nationwide. It works as a social infrastructure of communitarian organization.

MAIN PROJECTS IN EXECUTION (2003-2004)
  • Streets Improvement in San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez
  • Facility improvement of Cooperative Institute in San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez
  • Streets Improvement in Santiago Sacatepequez
  • Integrated Development Program of the Communities in Laguna  Yolnajab

MAIN PROJECTS  EXECUTEDed (2002):

  • Improvement of the streets of Santo Domingo Xenacoj
  • Expansion of the drainage in the Cabecera Municipal Zona 1, San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez.
  • Expansion of the drainage in the Cabecera Municipal Zona 3, San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez
  • Improvement of the streets of San Bartolomé, Milpas Altas.