Sustainable Development in Costa Rica

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Issue Area: Sustainable Development

Location: Los Santos, Costa Rica

About: This week-long trip will include a number of projects focused on sustainable development with the community based organization, Green Communities in Los Santos, Costa Rica. Some of the projects may include working on organic coffee farms to remove pesticides from the environment or construction throughout the community with eco-bricks. In addition to the service projects, the trip will include a variety of cultural activities, like a soccer match against the local team and a cooking lesson with the women of the community. Together, the service projects and cultural activities provide students a unique experience that exposes them to local community development and engagement.

Participant Cost: $800

Fundraising Effort: High

Number of Participants: 10

Leaders: Amanda Briggs and Michael DeMinico

Contact us at gwasbcostarica@gmail.com!

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