Amazon Update: Community and Cooperativos

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There is something so healing in listening to someone express how they connect to nature. Yesterday, we had the great fortune of talking with and learning from an Ecuadorian organic farmer, Javier. Javier carries a very humbling presence. He spreads an optimistic energy that instantly becomes contagious. The knowledge he shared with us about the […]

My Solar Story: What You Should Know

This excerpt is courtesy of an article initially published on Medium by Aaron Feigelman, a participant in our 2014 Sustaining the Amazon program. Click here to read the full article. This is a story that I’ve been meaning to write about for quite some time now. It’s about a project I’ve been working on since […]

Alli Puncha – Good morning from the Amazon!

Alli Puncha – Good morning from the Amazon! On Sunday we visited a Kichwa market to pick out locally grown produce to cook our own lunch. We organized and cooked a meal for the whole group using the kitchen in Huasquila. That afternoon we hiked through the second largest cave system in Ecuador, las Cavernas […]

We’re Just Getting Started – Amazon Update

Hey amigos y familia, The adventure begins! We’ve spent the last two days in Banos, getting to know each other and getting to know this beautiful place. Waterfalls, endless vistas, exploring Banos and hot springs! Student journalist of the day, Naimah, explains it best… “Today has been our first full day in Banos. We had […]