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A Beautiful Morning in Tumbaco
A Beautiful Morning in Tumbaco

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The Amazon program has officially begun. This morning, after breakfast and a medical and health orientation, we spent some time getting to know each other and forming a group contract that will guide the interactions and experience of all Sustainable Summer participants for the next 2 weeks. Here’s a pic of the group engaged in… Read More

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The Black Sheep Inn and Permaculture
The Black Sheep Inn and Permaculture

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Howdy from Tumbaco. We’re on lunch break from our session on permaculture design with sustainable agriculture expert Javier Carrera of the Seed Guardian Network. This morning we learned about design principles such as mapping land features and energy sources, and integrating elements, such as animals, gardens, and structures into the an efficient and sustainable design…. Read More

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Service Project at La Escuela, Horsebackriding, and Isla Plata
Service Project at La Escuela, Horsebackriding, and Isla Plata

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It’s been an action packed couple of days here in Ecuador. We wrapped up our time at Rio Muchacho with a service project at the local school, class sessions on permaculture and traditional agriculture practices, shrimping in the river, crafts, and horseback riding to the monkey forest. The latter included the traditional food tonga, which… Read More

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Ecuador Sustainable Summer Photos!
Ecuador Sustainable Summer Photos!

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Here are some photos from our first 2 weeks on the coast of Ecuador. I’m not one to shy away from the written word, but the combination of limited Internet access, lost luggage, and the prospect of typing out a few hundred words on a mobile device have conspired towards brevity. Fortunately, my camera was… Read More

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Surf’s Up in Canoa
Surf’s Up in Canoa

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Greetings from Canoa, one of Ecuador’s most likeable beach towns. We’re spending the day relaxing after a busy week studying sustainable agriculture at Rio Muchacho. This morning, everyone took a surfing lesson to great success. Most people were able to standup on the boards and catch some waves.┬áNow the group is either hanging on the… Read More

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Chocolate, The ‘Big Tree,’ and 1001 Ways to Use Manure
Chocolate, The ‘Big Tree,’ and 1001 Ways to Use Manure

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What a week! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in Ecuador for just over 7 days. Working on the farm at Rio Muchacho has been an eye-opening experience for all. We rise at dawn to help with farm routines such as caring for the pigs, horses, chickens, and guinea pigs and harvesting food for… Read More

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First day at Rio Muchacho Farm
First day at Rio Muchacho Farm

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Hi! This is Karen, writing to you from the beach town of Canoa. Yesterday we spent the day hiking, relaxing by the ocean, eating comida tipica (classic Ecuadorian food), exploring the town by scavenger hunt, and bonding as a group. Last night we had our first official group session where we shared our ‘life map’… Read More

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Sustainable Summer Staff Training
Sustainable Summer Staff Training

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The Sustainable Summer field team just wrapped up a fun-filled staff training day. Activities included a bike-supported sustainability-themed scavenger hunt throughout Brooklyn, practicing emergency medical scenarios in the “wilderness” of Prospect Park, and dinner at one of NYC’s Ecuadorian restaurants, El Tesoro Ecuatoriano, the Ecuadorian Treasure, in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. The sopa de marisco… Read More

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T-Minus 10 Days…
T-Minus 10 Days…

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Until Sustainable Summer 2013! What are you looking forward to?

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Ready to Launch Ecuador Summer Programs
Ready to Launch Ecuador Summer Programs

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Sustainable Summer’s 2013 Ecuador summer programs are ready to launch! In just over two weeks our first group of high school students will travel to Ecuador for three weeks to study environmental sustainability, experience life in a developing country, and work together to acquire enhanced understanding of sustainability issues, global perspective, and critical thinking and… Read More

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