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Set 1, May 6-22, 2009

Set 2, May-August,2009


Eco-Ecuador Works

2009 Bioregional Education Reports

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Click on the hyperlinks above left for the 2009 Bioregional Education Reports from teachers, Ramon Cedeño Loor, Fabiola Coello, and Paola Divito. 

Ramon Cedeño Loor has been developing  Bioregional Education after-school classes since 2006.  Ramon lives in the Maria Auxiliadora neighborhood of Bahia and teaches at a junior high school. He volunteered with Planet Drum's Bioregional Education Classes for several months before becoming Manager.  In 2007 Ramon began a revamped series of Introductory Classes, and in October he initiated an Advanced Class.  The 2008 Introductory Class began with a revised Bioregionalismo text book and several of the Advanced students as volunteer assistants. In 2009 the Bioregional Education classes were expanded to include two more schools. This year the schools, teachers and student assistants participating are: Colegio Vincente Hurtado, Fabiola Coello-teacher and Lissette Moncayo-assistant; Colegio Fanny de Baird, Paola Divito-teacher and Roberto Roderiguez-assistant; Colegio Javier Roderiguez, Ramon Loor-teacher and Raisa Torres-assistant. (The regular school year in Ecuador runs from May until September, and then again from October until January. There are usually no regular classes from late January to May.)


Note: Click to see the 2007 Reports (Clay Plager-Unger, Ramon Cedeno Loor ) 2006 Reports (Dan Robbins, Patrick Wylie, Valentina Carminati, Sarah Couture, Heather Crawford) 2005 Reports (Heather Crawford, Renée Portanova, Kristen Lansdale, Riccardo Clemente, et al.) 2004 Reports (Renée Portanova, Brian Teinert) or 2003 Reports (Brian Teinert).


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The Ecuadorian coastal city of Bahia de Caraquez has committed itself through law to become ecological and sustainable. Planet Drum Foundation in San Francisco, California helped create community awareness of issues there at a celebration announcing the Ecological City Declaration in January 1999.
Since then, Planet Drum has established a field office and carried out a major bioregional project to revegetate a city barrio with native trees for erosion control against future mudslides and to create an urban "wild corridor." We are currently working on additional revegetation of hillsides, water supply and purity, household ecology education, biological sewage treatment, alternative energy, and others.
You are invited to assist or visit these projects. If you are interested in doing so, please inform us as soon as possible so that we can communicate further about details. Email us or phone us at (415)285-6556, or fax at (415)285-6563.