On April 10, 2013, EARTH University was awarded flags from Costa Rica’s “Bandera Azul Ecológica” (Ecological Blue Flag) program recognizing the Institution’s initiative and environmental leadership in six categories.
In four of the six flags presented to EARTH, the University achieved the highest number of stars awarded. These included: six stars in the category of “Climate Neutral Community;” three stars each in the categories of “Incentives for Protected Natural Areas” and “Promoting Community Health;” and four stars in the “Non-Coastal Community” category.
The University was also awarded four stars in the category “Actions to Address Climate Change,” for its efforts to measure, mitigate, compensate and adapt to climate change.
Finally, a sixth flag was awarded to the San Diego EARTH School—a private elementary school located within the EARTH University campus in Guácimo—in the category of “Educational Centers.”
The “Bandera Azul Ecológica” Program, a joint venture of several Costa Rican institutions, awards organizations for voluntarily meeting strict guidelines for water quality, environmental education, natural resource management and safety.
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