GreyToGreen is an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by a group of high school students in 2021. We had a collective vision of helping create a sustainable environment for future generations. Our mission here at GreyToGreen is to create a sustainable and healthy environment not only in Atlanta but across the globe. We have done this through establishing a greenhouse and aquaponics system at our high school, donating produce to food banks, funding local seed libraries, and even having 10 + international partners. We are shifting our attention to international issues as our newest initiative is solving the pressing flooding issues in Guatemala.

On June 15th, 2021, heavy rainfall caused the Quibá river to overflow, causing the death of 3 people and damage to 30 houses just in the village of Guineales. Several surrounding communities have also been affected: it is estimated that at least 15,000 people have been affected by this flash flood. Since then, heavy rainfall has caused additional flooding and landslides, devastating the communities of Sololá.

In order to prevent large flash floods like these in the villages of Sololá, we propose planting 200,00 trees to help alleviate the volume of water flowing in the underground channels as well as provide a sturdy root system to keep the soil in place, reducing the number of landslides. Studies show that planting trees around rivers and highly susceptible indigenous communities could reduce the heights of floods by 20% and slow the rush of water.

In 2021 alone, GreyToGreen planted 22,050 trees in the community of Los Planes Chuchexic, Santa Lucia Utatlan, Sololá, Guatemala. We are planning to expand this initiative, and our goal is to plant 500,000 trees in Guatemala by the end of 2023!

We need your help to continue our work for the organization and make this initiative possible! Your donation will be going to a great cause that will not just help the environment in its current state but for future generations.

Fundraising team (3)

Brian Yoo
Raised $650 from 3 donations
Duluth, GA
Myung Jae Yoo
Ishan Mahajan
Team member

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