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Buying a dream: EARTH bananas and Whole Foods Market

Learn about how EARTH and Whole Foods Market have partnered to make an innovative education possible for young leaders of change from around the globe.

Ugandan graduate Sharon Againe selected as finalist in international business competition

Sharon Againe (’09, Uganda) was selected as a finalist in the BiD Network’s Women in Business Challenge, receiving an all-expense paid business trip to the Netherlands for a customized training program. She received coaching to strengthen her business skills and to prepare for face-to-face meetings with high-end investors.

EcoRomería honors a sacred tradition by making it ecologically sustainable

In 2011, EARTH worked with Costa Rica’s government and other organizations to make the country’s sacred pilgrimage eco-friendly for the first time.

EARTH partners with the MasterCard Foundation

In 2011, EARTH formed a $19.5 million partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to provide scholarships to young leaders from around the globe who otherwise may never have been able to go to college. Through the partnership, which forms part of The MasterCard Foundation’s Youth Learning Program, The Foundation will provide 120 scholarships to EARTH students beginning their studies in 2012, 2013 and 2014, with approximately one-third of the scholars coming from sub-Saharan Africa and the rest from Latin America and the Caribbean.

PROMES builds stronger rural communities in northern Costa Rica

A four-year collaboration between EARTH University and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development, the project offers highly-personalized approaches and support, including micro-financing, donations for equipment and infrastructure, training, technical assistance networking programs. In these ways, it has already empowered nearly 1,000 small rural producers and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.