The SERES Embassy and Ecology Center is a unique opportunity to experience Guatemala from "the inside" of an innovative, sustainable community project. In addition to hosting visitors, the Embassy also serves as a learning center and the SERES HQ.
The following principles guide us in our work, decisions and day-to-day actions in life at SERES Embassy:
We are striving to be a zero-impact household. This is somewhat challenging with the number of people living here, but it can be done. As a guest, we ask that you follow our guidelines for sustainability by preserving resources, minimizing waste, following our simple guidelines, and even thinking about investing in a young local leader when you leave!
That everyone has a unique and valuable story to tell, and we must always practice deep listening
That diversity – biological and cultural – is the key to sustainable life on Earth
That learning is not related to an ability to learn, but an opportunity. It is a process that happens every day, all around us
That education must engage both the mind AND the heart, in collaboration and synergy
I am a youth mentor and sustainability facilitator for an organization called SERES ( passionate about environmental sustainability, youth leadership and creating a positive change in my country. I am originally from San Juan la Laguna, in Lake Atitlan. I speak T'zutujil, Spanish and am learning English - and looking forward to guests who can help me practice!