Contribute to the future
All of us at CoRenewal appreciate your support of our programs; your assistance has made a difference in people’s lives. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to CoRenewal to help support the development of sustainable solutions to these problems. These donations go a long way to help struggling families like that of Judi Vega.
Judi Vega supports her family by growing and selling oyster mushrooms in a small market in Baeza, Ecuador. Throughout her country, petroleum extraction, farming practices and politics have left soils contaminated and infertile, leading to both economic and public health issues. Fungi, in addition to being a substantial source of protein, create effective soil amendments, have been observed degrading certain varieties of contamination. Judi is worried, however, because her current mushroom spawn provider is increasing his prices, and refuses to share more effective growing techniques with her.
For this reason, she is planning to attend a cultivation course being held by CoRenewal, where she will learn how to grow her own spawn and increase her product yield. Other course participants will include families that are suffering because soils are failing to produce, or are affected by soils contaminated by petroleum. These families hope to use fungal cultivation as a tool to increase soil health and thereby the economic and social well-being of their community. CoRenewal has a long history in the region of providing workshops on topics from low-cost personal water treatment devices to community-based environmental remediation. This past year alone, with the support of donors like you, CoRenewal provided four workshops to communities and students in the region. With the skills gained in these courses, participants are now better equipped to manage environmental stresses such as petroleum contamination and soil fertility issues, as well as provide food and income for their families.
Workshops like this are just one example of the work that CoRenewal does to support Ecuadorians facing environmental and social distress. Our mission is to facilitate research, development, and implementation of natural solutions that support ecosystem resilience and sustainable communities. Another time, we partnered with a local municipality to reduce contamination in landfill runoff with the installation of bioremediation technologies. We believe in open access to these technologies and have shared our research at international conferences in order to reach organizations and communities facing similar challenges.
Your tax-deductible donation will support the continued environmental education and research for individuals like Judi in Ecuador and abroad.
Thank you again for your continued support and dedication to CoRenewal and the people of Ecuador.
With Utmost Gratitude,
Maya, and the CoRenewal Team
CoRenewal depends on donations from people like you for the majority of our current funding.
A few dollars can go a long way to support our mission.
With your contributions, CoRenewal will be able to maintain and grow our existing bioremediation research and local, community-based bioremediation projects. Every dollar counts towards assessing the ability of native fungi to degrade petrochemicals, using bacteria and fungi to clean contaminated water, research and education on sustainable approaches to fungal cultivation. CoRenewal is on the cutting edge of bioremediation research, particularly in tropical regions. Your contributions have a far-reaching impact on communities around the world who are cleaning up pollution.
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For questions, assistance with your donation or to make a donation to a specific program, please contact Maya Elson, Executive Director, at Maya@wildchildfreeschool.org