Monday, November 8, 2010

Vote for "A Class Apart, Guatemala" on the BBC World Challenge

Note: Vote for "A Class Apart, Guatemala" on the BBC World Challenge. Same group, different name. THANKS! CT

A class apart - Guatemala - World Challenge 10
Mateo Paneitz went to Comalapa, Guatemala, in 2003 as a Peace Corps volunteer. Peneitz's desire to help this impoverished, predominantly Mayan community ...

A Class Apart - World Challenge 10
Long Way Home – A Class Apart – Alexandra Posada - Guatemala. 27-09-2010 ...


Vote for Long Way Home in The World before 12th November 2010!

I just got back from visiting in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala, who are building the most beautiful and incredible technical school with recycled materials including tires, earth bags and plastic bottle "bricks" filled with dirt or sand. This project is just stunning and they are going to help us do the same thing here in Panajachel, Guatemala.

The school is so beautiful with arched doors and windows and an arched ceiling, and colored glass bottles in the ceilings and walls with the sunlight shining through. Once the walls are plastered over you would never know it was made with rammed earth tires and bottle "bricks." This is definitely the wave of the future for green building!

This will change everything, and make such a huge difference for people who have lost their houses in the last three hurricanes that have hit Lake Atitlan, as people will learn how to build with free materials clogging the landfills or contaminating the rivers. Long Way Home is training people to build with these techniques. I can't wait to begin myself! We will work with them as partners to build a technical school, with art, music and computer classes as well in 2011. We're gathering free materials to recycle starting today, "as we speak."

Long Way Home needs votes right away for their excellent building project, as they have been chosen as one of the 2010 FINALISTS out of thousands of entries!

Voting closes 12th November 2010.

Can you vote for them and pass this along? They are an excellent group that are helping to change the world. I promised to get twenty votes before voting closes, so here you go...

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Catherine Todd

Catherine Todd
3007 Bent Tree Dr. Oxford NC 27565
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"The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need do is set our sails."
"Los vientos del golpe de gracia todo el tiempo. Todo lo que necesitamos hacer es establecer nuestras velas."

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine

"Peace and justice are goals for man." - Martin Luther King


Guatemalan Arts & Crafts (GAC)
Panajachel, Lake Atitlan
Guatemala cell (dial 011 from the U.S.):
(502) 5013.6300

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.