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These Salvadoran Locals Leave No Trace in Their Mangroves

The mangroves of Guatemala. A beautiful place to visit and explore. But for some people, such as Jorge or Nahun, the mangroves are a way of life.

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Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those that can make collective progress,...

Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those that can make collective progress, so if we support their causes, projects, and ideas, we can be a part of bettering the future of our planet.

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Guatemalan Schools Built from Bottles, Not Bricks Plastic Bottle School's A Cheap Alternative in Guatemala

Plastic bottles line the streets of many Guatemalan towns, so a nonprofit is turning the litter into building materials for schoolhouses.

The cost of building new classrooms and schools shouldn't prohibit students in the developing world from accessing a quality education, but new construction, even using inexpensive materials like cinder block, can run up a five-digit bill in construction costs. Now, Hug It Forward, a nonprofit in Guatemala, has figured out how to build new schools on a shoestring budget by turning the plastic bottles that litter the countryside's villages into raw construction materials.

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