In the dry western highlands of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Project Concern International, a Global Communities Partner, is fighting climate change through on-the-ground work with local families. Thanks to a Climate Smart Commitment Grant from Rick Steves’ Europe, 10,000 trees have been planted since October 2019 as part of reforestation efforts in the region. We are also working through local women leaders to promote the use of clean, efficient cookstoves to lower carbon emissions and replace dangerous open fires traditionally used for cooking. These ongoing efforts will dramatically reduce firewood-related deforestations and smoke-related health problems while also improving air and soil quality in the region. This photo was taken in May 2020.