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April 15, 2014

Clean Water Nonprofit Partners with Taylor Guitars to Make Sweet Music

Logged Old-Growth Trees Reincarnated as Guitars to Provide Clean Water and Reforestation in Central America

April 15, 2014 - In an unprecedented partnership, premiere guitar maker Taylor Guitars is providing a new life for trees rescued in mine remediation efforts and creating a limited edition line of guitars. Making clean water through music, a percentage of the proceeds from these guitars will benefit Colorado-based nonprofit El Porvenir which helps communities in rural areas of Nicaragua improve their living standards through sustainable development in clean water, sanitation, reforestation and health education.

To clean up the water supply near an old mine in Washington, century-old Engelmann spruce, which happens to be a prized tonewood for guitar-makers, were slated for destruction. A partnership formed to save the trees, and in turn, save and improve the water supply for thousands of rural families in Nicaragua. This full circle benefit to the environment took a necessary byproduct of remediation and created the opportunity to generate funding for life saving projects and rebuilding forests in Nicaragua. Over one-third of the world's population, some 2.5 billion people, do not have access to sanitation. Water-borne diseases are a major cause of illness and mortality in these areas, most of which are in the developing world. Last year El Porvenir involved 11,000 Nicaraguans in building their own wells, latrines and stoves as well as reforesting watersheds.

Here is the complete story from log to guitar and a review of the Taylor Guitars Holden Village GS Mini.

For more information:

Jenna Saldana - Director of U.S. Operations, 720-236-9158, Jenna@elporvenir.org - www.elporvenir.org

The Guitar: elporvenir.org/page/limited-edition-holden-village-taylor-gs-mini

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com


Posted by Robert Renman on April 15, 2014

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