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Education and research in a sustainable and peaceful community / Educación e investigación en una comunidad sostenible y pacífica - Monteverde, Costa Rica.

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The Monteverde Institute, improving the water in Monteverde

In Monteverde there are issues of inadequate residual water treatment, which considering our location, has repercussions all the way to the coastal areas of the Nicoya Peninsula. The Monteverde Institute held a conference in June, along with the participation of key entities, that had the purpose of starting a process that will help guide us in improving the quality of Monteverde’s Residual Waters, and hopefully some day become a model for similar towns. 

--- En Monteverde tenemos problemas con el tratamiento de aguas residuales, por lo que al considerar nuestra ubicación, tiene repercusiones en las zonas costeras de la Península de Nicoya. El Instituto Monteverde tuvo una conferencia en junio en la cual participaron entidades claves para poder ir formando una comisión que se encargará de tratar de mejorar la calidad de aguas residuales de la zona de Monteverde, y con la esperanza de algún día ser ejemplo para comunidades aledañas. 

Outdoor Classroom

The newest addition to our campus, the Outdoor Classroom. A truly collaborative effort between local builders, the Sustainable Futures Program, the Goucher-Mount Holyoke Program and the Living Routes Program, along with staff and volunteers has meant a unique and beautiful classroom space. Serving as the focal point to a larger garden project, the classroom will be available to all members of the Monteverde Institute community. It has been designed to be multi-functional and can transform from an traditional academic space to a yoga/meditation studio, an outdoor lab, or a simple, peaceful refuge from the rain. The construction has showcased artisanal building techniques combined with alternative materials, including non-native woods harvested from MVI land and recycled glass bottles from the community. We invite everyone to come and see it! Or visit us on Facebook for even more great pictures through the different phases of the project.