December 7 was an emotional and historic day for us: our 20th commencement ceremony! With this 2012 graduating class, we now have more than 1,700 alumni cultivating well-being in their countries and around the world. Since our first graduation, we have grown from a regional institution with students from just eight countries, to an international university with students and alumni from more than 30 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. It is thanks to you, our supporters and donors, that EARTH has achieved this milestone.
Through our alumni we (you and EARTH) are improving social, environmental and economic conditions in the tropics and beyond.One of many examples of this contribution is the work of EARTH graduates, Gustavo Manrique and José Javier Guarderas (’96, Ecuador), who this past October engaged more than 100,000 young Ecuadorians in a Guinness World Record-setting recycling and environmental awareness campaign (read more in our News Briefs section).
Your gift to EARTH is a gift to the Earth and cultivates a more sustainable, just and prosperous world. To express our appreciation, our students, faculty and staff wanted to share with you the feelings of the holidays through a one-of-a-kind music video with an original song written and performed by a student African-Reggae-Caribbean band called Tribu. Join us at www.earth. ac.cr and experience the joy of the holidays at EARTH. We warmly thank you for your support during the year, and we wish you and yours very happy holidays.