Trees, Water & People was founded in 1998 to empower communities to become better stewards of their environment through natural resource management. According to this nonprofit, their core philosophy believes that:
“Natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management; and
Preserving local ecosystems is essential for the ongoing social, economic, and environmental health of communities everywhere.”
With active programs in seven countries in Central America, as well as the United States and Uganda. Using a community-based model of development, it has expanded from its beginning having introduced the first clean cookstove program in Honduras to programs in reforestation, renewable energy, ecosystem restoration, and watershed program. Their website has some great information on their work.