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Amazon crafts coming to Great Blue Heron; volunteers needed...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 26, 2017

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Welcome to ROMP fest. Thanks to many people who helped set up our first nig...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 22, 2017

Welcome to ROMP fest. Thanks to many people who helped set up our first nig booth .Haddon, Lauren, Ty and his mom Alice, Morgan, Tessa and her sister Meghan. Morning girl and dad and Tessa were first to do rainforest puzzle. Come on ny to shop for fair trade crafts and fun.

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Please join our Amazon roadshow this September at the Rhythm and Roots Festival...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 08, 2017

Please join our Amazon roadshow this September at the Rhythm and Roots Festival at Ninigret Park for three days of music and fun. CACE will have a big booth to sell our innovative fair-trade handicrafts made by our partner artisans from Peru and offer visitors a rich interactive educational experience of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

CACE needs a few energetic volunteers to help us set up the booth on Thursday as well to pack up on Sunday night. We would also like to recruit a few Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival.

We have one or extra free vendor passes to the festival that we can share with volunteers who help us for several days or more. All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation.

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Please join our Amazon roadshow this August at the Philadelphia Folk Festival...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 08, 2017

Please join our Amazon roadshow this August at the Philadelphia Folk Festival for three days of music and fun. CACE will have a big booth to sell our innovative fair-trade handicrafts made by our partner artisans from Peru and offer visitors a rich interactive educational experience of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

CACE needs a few energetic volunteers to help us set up the booth on Thursday as well to pack up on Sunday night. We would also like to recruit a few Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival. We have one or extra free vendor passes to the festival that we can share with volunteers who help us for several days or more.

All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation.

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Please join our Amazon roadshow this July at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival for...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 08, 2017

Please join our Amazon roadshow this July at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival for three days of music and fun. CACE will have a big booth to sell our innovative fair-trade handicrafts made by our partner artisans from Peru and offer visitors a rich interactive educational experience of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

CACE needs a few energetic volunteers to help us set up the booth on Thursday as well to pack up on Sunday night. We would also like to recruit a few Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival. We have one or extra free vendor passes to the festival that we can share with volunteers who help us for several days or more.

All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation. For more details about volunteering visit: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2712236.jsp

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Please join our Amazon roadshow this June at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival to...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 08, 2017

Please join our Amazon roadshow this June at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival to enjoy four days of music and fun. CACE will have a big booth to sell our innovative fair-trade handicrafts made by our partner artisans from Peru and offer visitors a rich interactive educational experience of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

CACE needs a few energetic volunteers to help us set up the booth on Tuesday as well to pack up on Sunday night. We would also like to recruit a few Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival.

We have one extra free pass per day to the festival that we can share with someone who helps us for an entire day or more. All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation.

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Please join our Amazon roadshow this July at the Common Ground on the Hill...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 08, 2017

Please join our Amazon roadshow this July at the Common Ground on the Hill Festival to enjoy a full day of music, arts and fun. CACE will have a big booth to sell our innovative fair-trade handicrafts made by our partner artisans from Peru and offer visitors a rich interactive educational experience of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

CACE needs a few energetic volunteers to help us set up the booth on Friday as well to pack up on Saturday night. We would also like to recruit a few Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival. We have one extra free pass to the festival that we can share with someone who helps us for an entire day or more. All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation. For details about volunteering visit: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2709021.jsp

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Please join our Amazon roadshow this June at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 08, 2017

Please join our Amazon roadshow this June at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival to enjoy three days of music and fun. CACE will have a big booth to sell our innovative fair-trade handicrafts made by our partner artisans from Peru and offer visitors a rich interactive educational experience of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

CACE needs a few energetic volunteers to help us set up the booth on Thursday morning as well to pack up on Sunday night. We would also like to recruit a few Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival. We have one extra free pass per day to the festival that we can share with someone who helps us for an entire day or more. All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation. For details about volunteering visit: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2708349.jsp

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Please join our Amazon roadshow this June at the Romp Bluegrass Festival to...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 08, 2017

Please join our Amazon roadshow this June at the Romp Bluegrass Festival to enjoy four days of music and fun. CACE will have a big booth to sell our innovative fair-trade handicrafts made by our partner artisans from Peru and offer visitors a rich interactive educational experience of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

CACE needs a few energetic volunteers to help us set up the booth on Wednesday and Thursday morning as well to pack up on Saturday night and Sunday morning. We would also like to recruit a few Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival. We have one extra free pass per day to the festival that we can share with someone who helps us for an entire day or more. All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation. Vist: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2707901.jsp for details about volunteering..

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CACE is looking forward to bringing our fair-trade handicrafts and Amazon...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology June 07, 2017

CACE is looking forward to bringing our fair-trade handicrafts and Amazon roadshow to the Romp Bluegrass festival for the first time this summer. Look for our booth in Yellow Creek Park from June 21-24. We're also looking for volunteer Amazon ambassadors for our booth. Cick here for details- https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2707901.jsp.

ROMP

ROMP Festival [June 21-24, 2017]

4-days of live music, camping, arts & kids activities.

www.rompfest.com

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Please vote for our photo of women artisans from Peru as your favorite in the...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology May 24, 2017

Please vote for our photo of women artisans from Peru as your favorite in the GlobalGiving Photo Contest at: https://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=1131. Winner will get $1000 to support their work. Voting closes at Noon (EDT) on Friday, May 26. .See our newest report called: Navigating Choppy Community Waters to Make Smooth Bottle Carriers at: https://www.globalgiving.org/…/amazon-native-arti…/reports/…. Thanks for sharing this post with your friends.

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Please vote for our photo of women artisans from Peru as your favorite in the...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology May 23, 2017

Please vote for our photo of women artisans from Peru as your favorite in the GlobalGiving Photo Contest at: https://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=1131. Winner will get $1000 to support their work. See our newest report called: Navigating Choppy Community Waters to Make Smooth Bottle Carriers at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/amazon-native-artisans-and-rainforest-conservation/reports/#menu. Thanks for sharing this post with your friends.

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Please help us win the 2017 GlobalGiving Photo Contest (and a $1000 prize) by...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology May 22, 2017

Please help us win the 2017 GlobalGiving Photo Contest (and a $1000 prize) by voting for our pic of four Bora women artisans making beautiful woven bottle carriers with CACE at: https://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=1131. Voting opens at Noon on 5/22 and closes at 12:01 AM on 5/27 (just after midnight on Thursday/Friday)..

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Pictures taken at the Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music and Arts Festival in...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology May 15, 2017

Pictures taken at the Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music and Arts Festival in Westminster, MD on July 9, 2016. CACE had a booth at this fun event to sell Amazon handicrafts and enjoy the music of legendary musicians like Jose Feliciano. We'll be back in 2017.

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Wonderful to sell a batch of balsa turtle, armadillo and other Amazon wildlife...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology April 20, 2017

Wonderful to sell a batch of balsa turtle, armadillo and other Amazon wildlife ornaments to several fair trade shops at this year's conference of the Fair Trade Federation in Louisville, KY. Our first buyer was Andrea Gronau - manager of the non-profit Worldly Goods shop in Ames, Iowa. Also pictured here is one of the ornament carvers David Andrade - Bora artisan from Brillo Nuevo. The sloth is also a popular model.

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People in the Amazon depend on many resources from the forest, fields and rivers...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology February 28, 2017

People in the Amazon depend on many resources from the forest, fields and rivers for their food. These include the beautiful striped catfish called sungaro, the armored carachama and plantains. I enjoyed them all during my recent visit to the village of Chino on the Tahuayo River - the same place where artisans make beautiful woven baskets and other crafts. Please check them out at www.AmazonForestStore.org.

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I arrived in Iquitos last Monday and left for the village of Chino on the...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology February 26, 2017

I arrived in Iquitos last Monday and left for the village of Chino on the Tahuayo River on Tuesday. During my visit at this time last year, the village was completely flooded - a normal event during the rainy season - but this has been a particularly dry season so far. It was great to meet with the artisans again and discuss ideas for new crafts they could make for the Center for Amazon Community Ecology to sell at our new online store (www.amazonforeststore.org). While they have a nice new house to meet, work and display their crafts to visitors (built with support from Amazon Expeditions and CACE), the eco-tourism lodge upriver has had relatively few guests to bring by to buy their crafts in the past four months. We are going to try and help them improve their marketing by producing photos of the artisans they can put in their center, develop their brand based on their association name (Manos Amazonicas = Amazon Hands), and include them in the second Artisan Leadership Program workshop we will hold at the end of March. More about my visit to Chino tomorrow.

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The work and affection that they put you is invaluable. Watch our new video...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology February 25, 2017

The work and affection that they put you is invaluable. Watch our new video dedicated to the artisans of the Peruvian Amazon!

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CACE volunteer Clayton Douglas sorting hand made guitar straps woven by native...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology January 24, 2017

CACE volunteer Clayton Douglas sorting hand made guitar straps woven by native artisans from the Peruvian Amazon. Coming soon to the Amazon Forest Store (www.amazonforeststore.org).

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Check out our most recent video that explains the philosophy and motivation for...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology January 14, 2017

Check out our most recent video that explains the philosophy and motivation for the Center for Amazon Community Ecology handicraft project working with native and campesino artisans in the Peruvian Amazon.

Center for Amazon Community Ecology handicraft project in Peru

Center for Amazon Community Ecology founder and executive director Campbell Plowden presents a brief introduction to the organization and its program to deve...
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This is Yermeth Torres - an artisan from the campesino village of Chino on the...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology January 13, 2017

This is Yermeth Torres - an artisan from the campesino village of Chino on the Tahuayo River in the northern Peruvian Amazon. She is one of the talented artisans who weaves chambira palm fiber into beautiful decorative baskets colored with natural plant dyes. Buying these baskets helps provide a source of sustainable income for artisan families like Yermeth. CACE social rebates from craft sales have helped build a new bathroom for the school, buy medicines, support chambira reforestation and finish construction of the artisan cooperative building.

— Products shown: HANDMADE CHAMBIRA PALM FIBER BASKET - WB425 - WOVEN BY ARTISAN FROM PERUVIAN AMAZON.

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Maybe one way to improve our standard of living is to improve our standard of...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology January 07, 2017

Maybe one way to improve our standard of living is to improve our standard of loving. I love this picture of a Bora native girl from the village of Brillo Nuevo with her baby sister.

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Check out the interview that Jason Crane did with CACE director Campbell Plowden...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology December 16, 2016

Check out the interview that Jason Crane did with CACE director Campbell Plowden discussing CACE's work in Peru and the craft sale coming up in State College, PA this Sunday.

98.7 The FREQ

The Morning Mixtape: Campbell Plowden talks about the Center for Amazon Community Ecology, a nonprofit that works with local artisans in Peru to provide economic opportunities. Plowden will be speaking and selling crafts at the Friends Meeting this Sunday at 611 E. Prospect Ave in State College. He'll speak from 9:45-10:45 AM, and the craft sale runs from 12-4 PM.

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Campbell Plowden will discuss CACE's work with Amazon communities tomorrow...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology December 15, 2016

Campbell Plowden will discuss CACE's work with Amazon communities tomorrow morning Friday, Dec. 16 at 8am (EST) on 98.7 FM in State College, PA - livestream online at: 987thefreq.com. Campbell will be interviewed by Jason Crane - host of the Morning Mixtape - central PA's only progressive morning show. Listen live or check it out later on their blog.

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