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2014 IN COLOR

The holiday video is finally here!

On August 6th, over 800 students, faculty, staff and visitors came together to create a giant human replica of the EARTH University logo, guided by lines drawn in chalk on the soccer field. Many of these community members were also present in 2005, when a similar activity was held to celebrate EARTH’s 15th Anniversary. This year, every volunteer was surprised with bags of brightly colored powder to toss in the air, filling the logo with vibrant hues and making #AYearInColor a reality.

November

Watch this behind the scenes video and discover how he did it!

Professor Warner Rodriguez has worked in the Academic Workshop for over 24 years, teaching students important practical skills like driving farm machinery, maintenance, welding, carpentry and more. In 2005 and again this year, Warner agreed to take on an oversized challenge: recreating EARTH’s logo the size of a football field.


Edda Silva (’00, Guatemala) has dedicated her career to rural extension in Guatemala and currently works with underprivileged youth. She says, “My experience working with people in rural communities has had a big impact. They are people who always have something to give, always. These kinds of things really change your life, it makes you realize what is important and you understand that you are in this world for a reason.”


October

Enjoy this special holiday gift from EARTH’s favorite Afro-Caribbean Reggae band, Tribu!


Tribu is an Afro-Caribbean Reggae band created by EARTH University students. The group formed four years ago, bringing together music and voices from around the world. Its members include: Fabián Calvo (’14, Costa Rica) on percussion; Niyi Sunday Omidire (’15, Nigeria), Gina Beauzil (’14, Haiti) and Yamileh Jean Pierre (’14, Haiti) on vocals; Grégory Laforest (’14, Haiti) on vocals and guitar; Issa Daniela Secaira (‘14, Guatemala) on the rainstick and Jana Siimes (’17, Sweden) on saxophone.


EARTHS RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: EDUCATION+VALUES+ETHICS

EARTHS RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: EDUCATION+VALUES+ETHICS

EARTHS RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: EDUCATION+VALUES+ETHICS

A recently completed impact study of EARTH graduates in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala found that 97% of alumni interviewed have returned to their country of origin, fulfilling their promise to “go back and give back.” The report also reveals that 85% of graduates are fulfilling EARTH’s mission by promoting both cultural diversity and social equality in their companies, while 74% of alumni are positively impacting biodiversity conservation in their countries. read more.


September

EARTH PRESIDENT JOSÉ ZAGLUL PRESENTS AT 2014 CGI ANNUAL MEETING

EARTH President José Zaglul and Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 2014 CGI Annual meeting. Photo by Barbara Kinney/ Clinton Global Initiative.

EARTH President José Zaglul and Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 2014 CGI Annual meeting. Photo by Barbara Kinney/ Clinton Global Initiative.

On September 23, José Zaglul represented the University at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York City. Dr. Zaglul was invited to participate in a prestigious event entitled “Pitching for Partnerships” where he presented EARTH’s Commitment to Action before a panel of experts, with the goal of spreading awareness and identifying strategic partners for the program

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August

INTERNSHIPS ABROAD CHANGE LIVES AND OPEN MINDS

Andrea CarreraOne of the most exciting and definitive decisions in the life of an EARTH student comes during third year, when they must find the perfect place to carry out the 15-week internship that is required in order to graduate. Read on to discover three stories of EARTH students who pushed their boundaries and worked abroad. Read more


July

AT EARTH-LA FLOR, THE COMMUNITY IS THE CLASSROOM

At EARTH-La Flor, the community is the classroom / En EARTH-La Flor, la comunidad es el aula
For our third-year students the long drive from the humid tropics of Guacímo to the dry heat of Guanacaste—home of our EARTH-La Flor campus—is a rite of passage, marking the beginning of what is for most the first internship of their lives. To hear firsthand how EARTH is making a difference in communities in Guanacaste, we invite you to read the following stories written by third-year students about their experience during the program. We are proud of our students for writing these stories in English, which is a second, third or even fourth language for all of them.Read more


June

THE BLOSSOMING OF A COMMUNITY

Ana Quirós en su finca María JoséThe Community Development Program at EARTH is a mutually beneficial bridge between EARTH and nearby communities, allowing students to contribute to sustainable development while at the same time learning from the experience and wisdom of the producers themselves. One of these producers is Ana Quirós, who has been working with EARTH for almost 20 years. Read here


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May

EARTH UNIVERSITY SETS NEW WORLD RECORD

New Record

On May 21, EARTH University was officially recognized by RecordSetter as the world record holder for “Most Christmas Lights Illuminated by Human Energy for 24 Hours”.The record was set during the “Illuminating Dreams” event, where over 600 students, staff, faculty and friends from the EARTH community came together to light up more than 1,600 Christmas lights for 24 consecutive hours. Read more


April

BREAKING THE RULES TO BUILD A DREAM

Breaking the rules to build a dream / El reto de construir un sueño

Breaking the rules to build a dream / El reto de construir un sueño

Sometimes, to change the world, you have to break the rules and challenge the status quo. This is how EARTH’s educational model was born.

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March

EARTH Happy video

Check out our #HAPPY video and watch the EARTH University community bust a move!
 


February

JOSÉ ZAGLUL PRESENTS AT TEDx PURA VIDA 2014 EARTH

University President José Zaglul presented his talk “Between peace and chaos” at TEDx Pura Vida, an event that brings together Costa Rican thought leaders and entrepreneurs to stimulate dialogue and present a variety of ideas and projects worth sharing. Read here


January

A NEW CROP OF STUDENTS IS PLANTED AT EARTH

This January, the dreams of 111 young men and women came true as they became the newest generation of leaders to begin classes at EARTH University. They come from 28 countries around the globe but are united in their dedication to change the world through agriculture and sustainable development. They follow in the footsteps of the thousands who have come before them, and are prepared to work, learn, grow and lead in the next four years at EARTH. Read more
Students from the Class of 2017//Estudiantes de la promoción 2017