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Aug. 1999 Reports

Model Law for Eco-Cities

Tamariz letter

Feb. 1999 Dispatches




Eco-Ecuador Works

1999 Reports and Dispatches

Please see our Announcement Seeking Volunteers for the Eco-Ecuador project.

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. It is reproduced here as a model that other municipalities may use.


Other Years

2011 Reports (Clay Plager-Unger, Ramon Cedeno Loor, Nadine Flexhaug,& Margarita Avila)
2010 Reports (Clay Plager-Unger, Ramon Cedeno Loor, Nadine Flexhaug,& Margarita Avila)   
2009 Reports
(Clay Plager-Unger, Ramon Cedeno Loor, Paola Divita & Fabiola Coella)
2008 Reports (Clay Plager-Unger, Ramon Cedeno Loor
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, Elise Braaten) 2003 Reports (Brian Teinert) 
(Simon Winch, Sara Gomez and Matt, Chris Haaf, Kristen Ford, Jeff Godden, and Lisa Kundrat) 
2001 Reports
( Amy Jewel) 
2000 Reports (Carey Knecht, Claire Dibble)


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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.