Connecting EARTH with surrounding communities
Every year, thousands of individuals in the communities surrounding EARTH are benefited by the Institution’s Community Development Program, which includes a service-learning coursewhere all students work with small-scale, local producers on their farms and with organized groups to promote sustainable community development.
As part of this program:
- More than 1,030 bio-digesters have been installed in Costa Rica by EARTH or by individuals or institutions trained by EARTH, and several hundred more have been installed by EARTH alumni around the world. Bio-digesters help farmers convert manure and other organic waste into methane gas that can be used for cooking.
- Thousands of individuals are trained in waste management best practices.
- Hundreds have been trained on sustainable farming practices and small-scale farming families have completed training courses on how to increase profit margins while implementing sustainable practices.
Telephone: (506) 2713-0000. Ext: 5700
Fax: (506)2 713-0005 Email: PEP@earth.ac.cr