OTHER TOURS AND CLASSES
EXTERNAL SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
In addition to the programs that we have established, we have joined existing efforts; since we all know that together we are able to obtain much bigger and longer lasting impacts. We have joined external campaigns and programs such as Costa Rica Telethon, obtaining very positive results that permit us to support the country’s children health.
We support recreational activities that promote sports and health, as well as efforts and initiatives to rescue and make our art and culture prevail.
We have joined environmental campaigns that the State’s Distance University (Universidad Estatal a Distancia), the University of Costa Rica and the Municipality of Liberia carry out, such as garbage recollection, recycling of electronic materials, reforestation, among others.
Several organizations that develop interesting environmental and social initiatives are:
Asociacion Salvemonos. http://salvemonos.org/ It is a non-profit association that takes care of the wildlife’s wellness, mainly the Congo Monkeys, Alouatta palliata. They install hanging bridges so they can continue their natural routes, avoiding the risk s of electric cables and roads.
Asociacion CEPIA. http://www.cepiacostarica.org/es/ They collaborate in the improvement of the area’s social reality through programs that support education, cultural development, children and teenagers’ self-esteem. You can collaborate with this cause in the events that the Association offers to collect funds.
Fundacion Manos Abiertas. www.manosabiertasliberia.org It is a foundation that works with low income populations that are in a vulnerability situation, empowering communities to carry out their productive projects and improve their quality of life.
Huella ecológica en el agua (Ecological water footprint) http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=cal/WaterFootprintCalculator It is an organization that constantly updates information on the planet’s hydraulic resources and proposes ways to make a better efficient use of the resources.
Convención Internacional de Protección Fitosanitaria (CIPF) (International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)) https://www.ippc.int It is an international sanitary agreement of plants with the purpose of protecting them, the ones that are cultivated, as well as wild plants.
Intergovernmental panel on climate change. http://www.ipcc.ch/index.htm Organization that has the most recent studies on the effects that are taking place due to climate changes. Additionally it has information on the factors involved in the CO2 emissions and removals of the atmosphere at an international level.
Ecological Environmental Footprint including all general systems
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/es/index.php/GFN/page/footprint_basics_overview/ “The ecological footprint that has emerged is the main world’s measure of humanity’s demand on nature. It measures the Earth’s area and the water that a human population needs to produce the resource that it consumes and absorbs the wastes using the prevailing technology”. Global Footprint Network, 2014