Monday, November 19, 2012

Safe Passage Documentary Film Screening

December 6th, 7pm-9pm
Chapel Hill Friends Meeting 531 Raleigh Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Come learn about Safe Passage (, an NGO working with the community around the Garbage Dump 
in Guatemala City. We will be showing "Manos de Madres", a film that follows a Safe Passage mother's life around the dump, and a recent documentary by a Guatemalan TV station. After the films, long time Safe Passage Board Member Arnie Katz recently returned volunteer Tristan Green will lead a discussion about the project, about local support activities in NC, and about an upcoming service trip by UNC's Ultimate Frisbee teams.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Planning Update!

Hi everyone,
The school year is well underway and we have started planning our service trip to Guatemala. I have met with Darksiders and Pleiades and have received great interest and response. More players have expressed interest than there is space for on the trip so it will take some time to figure out exactly who is going, but everyone who expressed interest in the trip is committed supporting the trip and helping with fundraising. There will be a trip meeting next week to go over different fundraising strategies and idea and we will keep everyone posted on what we come up with. We are encouraging players to participate in the local Safe Passage 5k Race on October 13th ( Keep an eye out here for information about our next Fundraising event coming soon!
Thanks for your support!
Tristan Green

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fundraising Gigs!

Thanks to everyone who came out on August 15th to 2nd Wind for our Fundraising Kick Off event for the Service Trip! It was a huge success! Thanks to the musical acts, Leia Sadiku (, Tain Collins (, and Butcher and the Tin Man ( We had a great night and raised almost $400!

This Friday, August 31st, I will be playing at 2nd Wind again. Again, all proceeds of the gig will go towards this trip. The details:
When: Friday, August 31st 9:30PM-Midnight
Where: 2nd Wind Sports Bar. 118 E. Main St, Carrboro NC
Who: Tristan Green (

Thanks for you support and I hope to see you out Friday night!

Tristan Green

Previous Trips

Here are some photos from my previous trips down to Safe Passage:
Students from the music program performing at the "Feria de Valores" or 'Values Fair' that I helped organize during the summer of 2011.

Spring, 2009.

Spring, 2009

Me playing with Francisco at the Feria de Valores
July, 2011

Students from my English Class
Summer, 2011

My family's sponsor child Francisco and me
Summer, 2011

Me and one of my Guitar Students
Summer, 2011

One of my English Classes
Summer, 2011

The Guatemala City Dump, just a couple blocks from Safe Passage
Spring, 2009

Playing guitar at Safe Passage
Spring, 2009

UNC Ultimate Frisbee Service Trip to Guatemala

"What is this trip all about?", you may ask. Here's the run down:

Members of UNC's Men's and Women's Ultimate Frisbee teams will be taking a week-long service trip to volunteer with Safe Passage (, an NGO in Guatemala City, from June 2nd-8th, 2013. While there we will volunteer in all different parts of the project, but will focus on introducing Ultimate Frisbee to youth through the Sports Program at Safe Passage.

I have had this idea for over a year now, and I am excited to finally put it into motion. I first traveled to Safe Passage in Guatemala in the spring of 2009 after graduating from high school. I volunteered as a Teacher's Assistant and, during those first three months, began relationships with the children and project that remain strong today. During the summer of 2011, I spent another 3 months at Safe Passage volunteering as an English and Guitar Teacher. Now, I constantly think of ways that I can connect my day-to-day life in North Carolina to Safe Passage in Guatemala, and this is how the idea for a service trip with UNC's Ultimate Frisbee teams was born. Now it is a reality, and you can help make it happen!

Here is how:



Press 'Give Now', then click 'Search Funds' and search for 'Men's Ultimate Frisbee'. Select the Men's team from the list (account #1465) and fill in the rest of the information on the website and you should be good to go!

By check:

Make the check out to "UNC-Chapel Hill" and, in the memo line, specify "M. Club Ultimate Frisbee Account #1465". Checks are also accepted at all fundraising events or can be mailed to:

UNC-Chapel Hill
POB 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309

The phone number for the UNC Giving donation website is 919-537-3818.

 Please let me know if you have any additional questions!


Tristan Green