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Our Network

LAEIG networks whenever possible with other organizations working for the health of Lake Atitlán, including:

  • The Authority for Sustainable Management of Lake Atitlán and its Environs (AMSCLAE). Governmental entity, under the Office of the Vice President of Guatemala, created in 1996 with responsibility for planning, coordinating, and implementing multi-sectoral interventions to conserve and restore the lake. Work towards shared goals, provide expertise and technical support, collect baseline and end-of-project data, community education. LAEIG has been working with AMSCLAE to evaluate existing wastewater plants and explore ways to get them up to full efficiency.
  • Guatemalan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR), Multiculturalism Unit and International Cooperation Units. Contribute expertise and help with planning.
  • Instituto De Fomento Municipal (INFOM). National entity created in 1957 to assist municipalities with development. Responsible for wastewater treatment plants, contributes technical assistance engagement of communities.
  • The Commission for the Environment, Tourism, and Economic Growth (CMATFE) in San Pedro la Laguna. Promotion of organic agriculture, education regarding environmental conservation, and awareness-raising about bioremediation.
  • Chajil Ch’upup, the local fishermen’s association. Pursue shared interests in restoring the lake, through participation in tul reforestation operations.
  • Community leaders and volunteers in Tzununá, San Pablo la Laguna, San Pedro la Laguna, etc. Promote greater awareness about the health of the lake and mobilize communities, through advocacy with local opinion leaders and collaboration with local groups involved in trash cleanup campaigns and tul reforestation operations.
  • Local business owners. Raise awareness about the impact of the waste that flows into the lake from hotels and restaurants, implement changes.
  • Municipal governments. Engage those responsible for wastewater management, engage local governments as major stakeholders in the restoration of the lake, through one-to-one advocacy and education.
  • Agroinsumos Organicos, a regional organic composting program. Closing the gap between agriculture and environmental stewardship by promoting organic agriculture in municipalities around Lake Atitlán.
  • Nimajuyú San Pedro Development Association (ADENISA), an association of 52 organic farmers in San Pedro la Laguna. Promote organic coffee farming, which is of paramount importance for conservation of the lake and improvement of water quality, by developing organic composting programs, and soil amendment and remediation practices. Promote organic certification to increase access to international markets.
  • Aprocamca, an association of 200 organic coffee producers in Santiago Atitlán. Promote organic coffee farming, which is of paramount importance for conservation of the lake and improvement of water quality, by developing organic composting programs, and soil amendment and remediation practices. Promote organic certification to increase access to international markets.
  • Xesuj Organicos, an environmental project in Tzununá. Trash cleanup campaigns and promotion of organic farming practices in Tzununá.
  • Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). US-based non-profit organization, founded in 1997, that provides technical assistance and guidance on organic certification and formulation of marketing strategy.

  • Amigos del Lago Atitlán. A nonprofit organization of neighbors, researchers, and scientists, founded in 1990 that works on behalf of the lake by sponsoring scientific research, advocating for the Master Plan for sewage pipeline, and by developing, publishing, distributing, and training teaching of educational materials in local schools.

  • Mas Vale Limpio. Works to create cultural change to solve Lake Atitlán’s environmental problems.

  • Vivamos Mejor Guatemala. Working since 1989 to improve social, economic, and environmental life, including environmental conservation and restoration projects, focusing on the department of Solalá.