Learn what is being done to help South American communities grow in a sustainable way.
August 30, 2011
7:00PM to 8:30PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
|Ticket Notes:||This is a free event, but a $5 donation is encouraged.|
On August 30 at 7 pm, Lifelong Learning presents Toni Walters and the non-profit organization, Sustainable Roots. Sustainable Roots is dedicated to environmental preservation and sustainable development in communities of Latin America. They strive to enable communities to develop a healthy, sustainable, local economy and environment, all while maintaining their cultural pride and heritage. They work hand in hand with communities and see their role as facilitators of projects born from the communities’ ideas and needs.
They are currently working in the community of Cosanga, Ecuador. In Fall, 2010, they started their work on the ground and have structured English classes for all age levels (the community’s number one desire), an informal after-school program and two greenhouses under construction!
Toni Walters graduated from Mesa State College in May, 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a minor in Mathematics, Toni is an active member of her native Grand Junction, Colorado community. She has organized a trail-building day and a clean-up of a local park. Toni was afforded the opportunity to go to Ecuador through Mesa State College and has spent more than a year living and working near Cosanga, where she met the other founders of Sustainable Roots. With similar goals and passions Sustainable Roots was eventually formed out of this friendship. Toni is working full-time on establishing the organization and is dedicated to helping the community strike a balance with nature and the economy.