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Agriculture

Organic Coffee Co-op Beneficial microorganisms are used worldwide to remediate damaged soils. The land around lake Atitlan has been so damaged by chemical fertilizer use that the majority of the land can no longer support agriculture without the use of chemical...

San Bartolo Sanitization Project

None of the wastewater treatment facilities serving Lake Atitlán come even close to properly treating sewage. Beneficial microorganisms are used worldwide in sewage treatment plants to speed up and increase the effectiveness of their processes and greatly reduce their...

Floating Rings

Like big hula hoops, floating rings are placed in the lake, and the interior is filled with water hyacinths, which work to consume contaminants and filter the water. Every couple of weeks, some of the hyacinths are harvested for use in composting operations to improve...

Phytoremediation

is the direct use of living green plants for in situ, or in place, degradation or containment of contaminants in soils, sludges, sediments surface water and groundwater. Phytoremediation is a low cost, solar energy driven cleanup technique. Tul Reforestation Project...

Floating Gardens

Rafts covered with soil and plants are anchored in the lake to create floating garden “wetlands” that clean the water. The plant roots grow through the raft bottom into the lake, where they absorb nitrogen and phosphorous. Bacteria create a biofilm on the...

Organic Coffee Co-ops Project

Chemical Coffee Farming is Killing Lake Atitlán Some of the world’s finest coffee grows in the volcanic soils surrounding Lake Atitlan in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, a place described by Lonely Planet as ‘the closest thing to Eden on Earth’....
Tul Reforestation Project

Tul Reforestation Project

The Tul plant grows naturally in the water near the shores of Lake Atilán, where it provides a protective barrier against erosion and filters out contaminants, as well as habitat for waterfowl, fish, crustaceans, and migratory birds. Tul in the lake decreased...