EARTH graduates leave the University with big dreams and ideas, and with hard work and determination, many of these ideas come to fruition in the years to follow. This month, we caught up with three graduates from Belize, Costa Rica and Bolivia who have exciting news to share about the projects they are working on.
Gaspari Cordova (’10, Belize) recently won a scholarship from the U.S. Embassy called The Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year long project seeks to promote the exchange of knowledge between Belize and the United States.
Gaspari’s project focuses on adult education, especially for women. “It is very important in my community because some women didn’t have the opportunity to study. I also want to include entrepreneurship elements so I can help them create projects and generate income,” says Gaspari.
Juan Ramón Alvarado (’99, Costa Rica), owner of Brumas del Zurquí coffee company, took second place in the 2015 Cup of Excellence competition. His prize winning coffee beans, grown in San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica, also earned first place in the 2012 contest and set a new national record in the auction that followed. You can follow Brumas del Zurquí on social media to learn more about what they do.
]Juan de Oliva Maya (’10, Bolivia) founded his company Greenlook right after graduating from EARTH. Greenlook is a business dedicated to creating, implementing and promoting sustainability programs for businesses and organizations in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. In an interview with Bolivian newspaper Página Siete, Juan explains that before graduation, he had already starting thinking about launching his own business and contributing to Costa Rica’s goal of achieving national carbon neutrality by 2021.
Juan Oliva Maya, (’10, Bolivia) right, at the presentation of Greencloud.
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One of his first clients was the largest car rental agencies in Costa Rica, which owns a fleet of 2,500 vehicles. With Greenlook’s help, the agency has reduced 30% of their fuel consumption.
Follow Greenlook on Facebook here.
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