We're devoted to community-driven environmental work.

CIELO is a non-profit organization that provides technical and fundraising support for projects that prioritize environmental health and the well-being of people.

We are dedicated to the regeneration of the planet.

Nature is our wisest teacher. Our projects strive to protect and enhance natural systems that maintain clean water and air, healthy soils, and thriving communities. 

We celebrate the diversity of our global family.

We believe that modern science should be complemented with wisdom from traditional practices and indigenous worldviews.

Our Partnership with CEPC Toliman

CIELO’s first partner is CEPC Toliman, a community-focused permaculture initiative in rural Guatemala founded and run entirely by indigenous Mayan-Kaqchikel people. They are dedicated to protecting the environment and empowering the local community through ecological agriculture projects and training.

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March 30, 2022

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Mia Smith

New Video! Visit to CEPC Toliman

This month we received a very special visit to our community center. Click to watch the video from the visit!

February 1, 2022

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Mia Smith

Welcome Jose Fransisco!

We are excited to announce CIELO will be sponsoring CEPC Toliman's first paid employee. Jose Fransisco will be joining the team in February to oversee operations and maintenance of the community center.

Who We Are

CIELO means ‘Sky’ or ‘Heavens’ in Spanish and is an acronym for Colectivo de Iniciativas Ecologicas (Collective of Ecological Initiatives).
CIELO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“I dream of a world guided by a lens of stories rooted in the revelations of science and framed with an indigenous worldview — stories in which matter and spirit are given voice.”

—Robin Wall Kimmerrer, Braiding Sweetgrass

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