Pura Vida from Costa Rica

Pura Vida from Costa Rica! Since our last blog post we: -hiked to a waterfall -toured a cooperatively owned wind farm -made the long journey to rancho mastatal – swam under a small waterfall – toured the rancho and learned about food forests and natural building – got to try some locally made chocolate – fell asleep […]

Fourth of July in the Cloud Forest

Hi all! Since we last checked in we have gone from humid jungle to high, cool cloud forest! It is a nice break from the heat to break out our sweaters and long pants! We celebrated “Interdependence Day” last night by reading the UN Declaration of Interdependence from the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and reflecting […]

Onward from Chilamate

Hey all! We have finished up a fantastic and packed five days at Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat! Since our last blog post we have done a design thinking workshop, had an ethnobotany class, went on a guided night hike, and spent a day with a frog researcher learning about the role biology can play in sustainability. We also […]


This week’s blog post is written by Chantz, Natalie, and Mallory. Two days ago, we arrived at our second destination: Chilamate. Yesterday, we white water rafted in the Sarapiqui River. It was super fun; a couple people fell off, but there were no injuries. At night, we cooked dinner at a local couple’s house. They had been married for […]

Kiska and Remy Photo

Welcome Bridge to the Future 2016

Hey Bridge to the Future participants! Kiska and Remy here – your super stoked sustainable summer (s)program (s)facilitators. We both just landed in New York for staff training, having finished up our respective first years of grad school. Remy is studying renewable energy politics in a Geography program at the University of Arizona, and Kiska […]