ENERGY-EFFICIENT COOKSTOVES FOR FOREST PROTECTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION
Make a positive impact on the environment by offsetting your carbon emissions from home energy use, driving, flying, and household waste -- the majority of your personal carbon footprint.
Who we are
Tuik Ruch Lew (TRL) is a grassroots Guatemalan non-profit with the mission to implement sustainable solutions to the environmental, health and well-being challenges that threaten the livelihood of the Maya and the other inhabitants that make up the population living in the Lake Atitlán basin. We envision a thriving Lake Atitlán basin free of air pollution, with forest biodiversity, clean water and empowered communities for a prosperous, sustainable and healthy life.
Tui'k Ruch' Lew focuses on the Tz'utujil Maya communities around the southern shore of Lake Atitlan, in the highlands of Guatemala.
About 60% of the population in Santiago Atitlan is still cooking on open fires.
Cooking with open fires causes damage to native forests and smoke-related health problems.
Tui’k Ruch’Lew offers a sustainable and energy-efficient cooking solution that reduces deforestation, avoids household air pollution and helps families to save money.
are using our energy-efficient cookstove. 235 families are part of the carbon offset program.
20,415 TONS OF CO2
have been avoided by changing from open fire to an energy-efficient stove
have been saved from cutting down for firewood