Hijos de la Tierra: 27 years of EARTH education

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: May 26th, 2017

Last week, the EARTH University community celebrated “Hijos de la Tierra” Day (“Children of the Earth” in English), the annual commemoration of the Institution’s founding on March 26, 1990.

Being an institutional holiday, all EARTH students, professors, administrators and support staff had the day off – or, better said, the day on. Everyone lent a hand to carry out numerous environmental service projects, from river cleanups to tree plantings, throughout multiple sites in Costa Rica – including EARTH’s core campus in Guácimo, complementary campus (La Flor) in Guanacaste and the Costa Rican capital of San José. The holiday is a way to add to EARTH’s storied history while supporting the environment we collectively cherish and rely on.

Click on the gallery to learn details of the event.

This year’s Hijos observance was the first to include the participation of EARTH’s new president Dr. Arturo Condo. “My first celebration of Hijos de la Tierra Day was very motivating and joyous,” Condo said. “I enjoyed the sense of community, working together, and hearing the stories of people who’ve contributed to EARTH for five, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. Seeing the devotion and the care of women and men in diverse roles within the organization, all proud to be part of a cause like EARTH’s, inspired me to reiterate our promise of furthering sustainable development.”

A special thanks to everyone in the EARTH community for their fabulous participation!

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