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Earth University Foundation
February 3, 2011

Ever since I first heard a presentation about Earth University, I've been in love with it's philosophy, educational approach and impact on those it reaches. Earth faculty (not just "recruiters) recruit students from small towns and villages, young community leaders that may not have ever gone far from home but have leadership potential.

During the first week of school they ensure that all students are able to share their expertise creating an environment of equity and respect that crosses economic and ethnic lines.

The curriculum includes a focus on sustainable agriculture, community service and entreprenurism. All students participate in a project that creates a product or service related to sustainable agriculture that earns money. The balancing of sustainable economic development and stewardship of the earth is what we need for future generations to have a viable place on this earth our common home.

Jane

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing students speak at presentations in the Bay Area, learning about projects that cumulatively have substantive impact on sustainable rainforest agriculture, and meeting with staff and faculty over the years.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it easier for donors and interested citizens to visit Earth in Costa Rica.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I facilitate participatory planning and have had the opportunity to do so with some environmental organizations that use community based planning.

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