Eco-Ecuador Manager Reports
Over the past thirteen years, we have gradually expanded our presence in Bahia de Caraquez. Working with local people as well as international volunteers, the various project managers have each left their mark on the Eco-Ecuador Project . This page is a compilation of who they are and were and a link to their Reports.
The Reports are listed by year with the most recent at the top.
Reports, 2013 Clay Plager-Unger
Clay Plager-Unger continues as Field Project Director. He continues community outreach and expands types of trees grown to include indigenous fruit trees which are welcomed by the community. Distribution of trees includes collaborations with local volunteers and CNEL (the national power company). Orlando Arias continues as the Field Project Manager and Educator. Bioregional educational trips to the greenhouse by schools have become very popular.
Reports, 2012 Clay Plager-Unger
Clay Plager-Unger continues as Field Project Manager. His enthusiasm working with the community continues with plans to do more projects in neighborhoods and the communities surrounding Bahia. Orlando Arias continues as the Field Project Manager and Educator.
Reports, 2011 Clay Plager-Unger
Clay Plager-Unger continues as Field Project Manager. His enthusiasm working with the community is significant; he has expanded the project over the past year and is now also working with the Bioregional Sustainability Institute. Orlando Arias continues as the Field Project Manager.
Reports, 2010 Clay Plager-Unger
Clay Plager-Unger continues to be the Field Project Manager. He is dedicated to the work in Bahia and continues to expand it. Orlando Arias has been hired as the Field Project Manager. In April a new apartment was located to house the project and volunteers.
Reports, 2009 Clay Plager-Unger
Clay Plager-Unger continues as Field Project Manager. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the community have added a significant dimension to our work in Bahia over the past year, as he continues to add revegetation sites.
Reports, 2008 Clay Plager-Unger
In January, 2007 Clay Plager-Unger took over as Field Project Manager. His enthusiasm and dedication to community development have added a significant dimension to our work in Bahia over the past year. He continues as Project Manager until at least December of 2008. During January Muralist Fred Alvarado worked with students to renovate a school mural.
Reports, 2007 Clay Plager-Unger, Lise Tjorring
In January, 2007 Clay Plager-Unger took over as Field Project Manager. His enthusiasm and dedication to community development will add a significant dimension to our work in Bahia over the next year. Lise Tjorring wrote Reports #19 and #20 while Clay was out of town visiting his family.
Reports, 2006 Dan Robbins, Patrick Wylie, Sarah Couture, Heather Crawford
In March, 2006, Patrick Wylie replaced Heather Crawford as Planet Drum's Field Projects Manager in Ecuador. The 2006 Reports were written by Dan Robbins, Patrick Wylie, Valentina Carminati, Sarah Couture, and Heather Crawford.
Reports, 2005 Heather Crawford, Renée Portanova, Riccardo Clemente, et al.
Heather Crawford began training to become the new Field Projects Manager in February 2005. Kristen Lansdale joined her in April to head our new Bioregional Education Program. The 2005 Reports were written by Heather Crawford, Renée Portanova, Kristen Lansdale, and others including Riccardo Clemente, who held Solar Energy workshops and built a Solar Hot water with local contractors Heater in January.
Reports, 2004 Renée Portanova, Brian Teinert, Christina Knott, Natalie Pollard
Renée Portanova arrived in Bahia in late January and after working as a volunteer, became the new Field Projects Manager after Brian Teinert left in May.
Reports, 2003 Brian Teinert
In January 2003 Planet Drum hired Brian Teinert as the Field Projects Manager for the Eco-Bahia Project.
Reports, 2002 Simon Winch, Sara Gomez and Matt, Chris Haaf, Kristen Ford, Jeff Godden, and Lisa Kundrat
The 2002 Reports were written by Simon Winch, Sara Gomez and Matt, Chris Haaf, Kristen Ford, Jeff Godden, and Lisa Kundrat
Reports, 2001 Amy Jewel
Amy Jewel, who has experience in waste management, worked in Ecuador during Spring, 2001. The 2001 Reports and the Recycling Plan were written by Amy Jewel.
Reports 2000 Carey Knecht, Claire Dibble
Carey Knecht was Planet Drum's first Field Manager and she wrote Reports in the Spring of 2000. The 2000 Fall Reports were written by Claire Dibble.
Reports, 1999 Peter Berg, Patricio Tamariz
In February 1999 Peter Berg was invited to Bahia. While he was there he wrote Dispatches and when he returned in August, he wrote a Report about the city and its progress toward becoming an eco-city. Between his two visits, Peter received a letter from Patricio Tamariz updating him on eco-city activities. Planet Drum collaborated in discussions with other local groups and the City of Bahia de Caraquez to produce a By-Law declaring an Eco-City this year.