The San Francisco Saludable Project is a joint effort from diverse organizations and people who, in one way or another, contribute to the development of San Francisco as a cleaner and healthier community.
Las Palapas Resort Grill: Palapas Shelter Fund
Las Palapas is a Resort Grill located in Saskatoon, Canada. The word palapa is a thatched roof or sun umbrella often found on tropical beaches and are symbols of leisure, but also include the symbolism of shelter and relief. At Las Palapas they take this meaning very seriously, and thus will be donating a portion of each bill to their charity fund – Palapas Shelter. The Palapas Shelter Fund was created to facilitate people helping others. It is their belief that if we share some of our good fortune with those less fortunate we will be making the world a better place.
Support from Las Palapas funds San Francisco Saludable’s reforestation project and provides opportunities for further sustainability initiatives. Our partnership with Las Palapas would not have been possible without the continued support from Tessa Baker, a Las Palapas employee and former volunteer in San Francisco.
Visit their website at http://www.laspalapas.ca for more information.
The Eugene Lang ’38 Opportunity Scholarship
Established by distinguished philanthropist Eugene M. Lang ’38, and managed by the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at Swarthmore College, the Lang Opportunity Scholarship is granted to students at Swarthmore College who have the inspiration, drive and determination to enact a complex project for social change. The scholarship supports half of the San Francisco Saludable Project and funded Diego’s, Jose’s and Brian’s visit to Ciudad Saludable’s projects around Peru in 2007.
Swarthmore College’s Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility was founded by Eugene Lang ’38 to promote the integration of academic excellence with social responsibility. The center offers diverse opportunities for students to become agents of social change and leaders in public service and civic engagement.
Ciudad Saludable is an organization dedicated to efficient solid waste management in Latin America. They focus on the development and implementation of innovative and responsible waste management technologies and on the education of the population, government employees, municipal authorities, recyclers, teachers, volunteers and social leaders.
Their work is divided into three areas: Training (of the population, the government, teachers and students), Consultancies (to businesses, organizations, non-profits and the government) and Healthy Cities (projects on integrated waste management, like the San Francisco Saludable Project).
Visit their webpage at: http://www.ciudadsaludable.org
Renewing Earth and Its People (REAP
Renewing Earth and Its People (REAP) is a gift fund established by former president of the Soil Science Society of America John Doran and his wife Janet. By providing small grants for voluntary training, internships and work assignments, REAP hopes to help students, scientists and other professionals explore and address problems relating to world hunger, social justice, environmental stewardship, local food production and sustainable development.
In both 2006 and 2007 REAP awarded Brian with grants to continue his studies and promotion of ecological and sanitary waste management in San Francisco. REAP’s support has been crucial to the initial development of San Francisco Saludable. We continue to use a USDA Soil Quality Test Kit that was given to us with the first grant to monitor our composting methods and soil samples from our demonstrative garden.
More information is available at: http://www.reapfund.org/
Association for Children and the Environment (ANIA)
The Association for Children and their Environment is a non-profit organization based in Lima, Peru. Their mission is to promote values and practices of respect and love towards nature in children through their participation in the improvement of their environment. For this, ANIA has three programs, among which “The Children’s Land” stands out. Through this program, adults hand over a terrain to a group of children so that they can manage it, raise life and diversity within it and, furthermore, receive recognition for their actions.
ANIA has created “Children’s Land” projects in 14 sites throughout Peru, one of which is located in the community of San Francisco de Yarinacocha. The “Chidren’s Land” in San Francisco receives volunteers from all over the world, like Brian and Diego, many of which have contributed in diverse ways to the development of the San Francisco Saludable project.
Visit their webpage at: http://www.mundodeania.org
Gonzalo Valdez Olivari
Demer Ramírez Nunta
Lucio Muñoz Agustín
Isaac Meléndez Rengifo
Noli (Oliver Marcolin)
Marcial Inuma Peso
Andrés Inuma García
Limber Gómez Agustín
Jorge Salem Suito
Dr. Lionel Bisoon
Universidad Nacional de Ucayali
Cervecería San Juan