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AIR  NEWS

AIR Guatemala In NYC

As many of you know, AIR-Guatemala was chosen by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as one of the winners of the 2017 Equator Prize for Sustainable Development. The prize is given every two years to successful grass-roots organizations from around the world. This year only 15 were selected out of 806 nominations from 120 nations. The prize includes a financial award, four-day trip to NYC for workshops and the Award Ceremony, and an impressive addition to AIR’s growing list of accolades.

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2017 Equator Prize Winner!

The Equator Prize is given by the United Nations every 2 years to 15 of the most effective programs in the world 
for community-based development.  This year, more than 806 programs from 120 nations were nominated, 
and AIR (“AIRES” in Spanish) is among the winners.

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Way to Grow!

Our hard-working US volunteers work with AIR during the planting season of May-July, planting thousands of tree seedlings and organic vegetable gardens.

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Look What You Did This Summer!

AIR-Guatemala hosted 34 volunteers over five weeks this summer—weeks of hard work, spectacular scenery, volcanic eruptions, planting beneficial trees and building friendships.

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Focus On Education

An important part of AIR’s goal of improving the lives of rural families in Guatemala is education for all ages. We provide farmer training, school programs and curriculum, tree nurseries and gardens at schools, and high school scholarships.

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AIR Guatemalan Visitors Make Memories over 3 States

For 21 days in October, AIR Technicians from Guatemala, Don Miguel Lopez and Luis Iquique Socoy, and AIR President Anne Hallum visited ten cities in three states and gave sixteen presentations, including forestry classes at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

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Welcome to our new website!

We have some big news! Our new website is live and we couldn’t be happier. You’ll notice we are still working on some last minute tweaks, but we’d love to hear your thoughts. One part of the website that we are really excited about is this blog. 

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2017 Equator Prize Winner!

The Equator Prize is given by the United Nations every 2 years to 15 of the most effective programs in the world 
for community-based development.  This year, more than 806 programs from 120 nations were nominated, 
and AIR (“AIRES” in Spanish) is among the winners.

Read more →