With the help of experts from GIS ETC and ESRI life in the world of mapping and understanding our communities resources has become easier. Starting in May 2010, the president and director of operations for GIS ETC, Roger and Anita, along with Charlie Fitzpatrick Manager of K-12 education from ESRI, and Sandy Doss made the [...]
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Established in 1986, Etnies describes itself as a “global action sports footwear and apparel” company, and it also sponsors a team of skateboarders, snowboarders, surfers, BMXers, and motocross racers. In 2007, the company’s president, Pierre Andre Senizergues, met with government officials in Costa Rica and was pleasantly surprised to learn that Costa Rica had pledged [...]
On January 28-29, 2011 a group of future Costa Rican leaders gathered in Bahia Ballena, Osa for an environmental leadership workshop entitled ALA (Alianza de Liderazgo Ambiental), Environmental Leadership Alliance in English. The group consisted of 18 young adults, ranging from 14 to 24 years of age, from ten different communities across Costa Rica.
Surfers have long been known for their “alternative” lifestyles. Through the years, they have been stereotyped as pot-smoking hippies who are constantly seeking thrills and cannot hold down a job (think of Fast Times at Ridgemont High’s character, Jeff Spicoli). While this typecast seems to have faded quite a bit over the years, surfers have [...]
Costa Rica, although relatively small, contains approximately 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It is a country with almost one-quarter of its national territory under some form of protection, yet the oceans that border Costa Rica have been largely neglected. In terms of ocean conservation, less than one percent of Costa Rican oceans are being regulated [...]
Rain-storm filled clouds didn’t stop Bodhi Surf School or Grupo SURF from marching out for the Uvita beach clean up! Leading 8 volunteers from Grupo SURF, Bodhi Surf School owner Travis Bays, and Bodhi Surf yoga instructor Pilar Salazar, met the stormy day with the motto, “our community, our responsibility” and proudly took to the [...]