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Eco-Ecuador Works

2012 Reports and Dispatches

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1. Dispatches 

Judy did not yet write about Bahia during 2012. 


2. Reports from Project Manager, Clay Plager-Unger 

Clay Plager-Unger continues as Field Project Manager. His enthusiasm working with the community is significant and he has expanded the project over the past year.  Orlando Arias continues as the Field Project Manager. 

1 January-February 2012 (Report #1)
     2 March-April 2012 (Report #2)
     3 May-June 2012 (Report #3)
     4 July 2012 (Report #4)
     5 August -October, 2012 (Report #5)
     6 November 2012-January 2013 (Report #6)

3. Reports from Bioregional Education Reports 

From 2006-2011 Ramon Cedeño Loor  developed  Bioregional Education after-school classes. The classes greatly influenced the various schools in Bahia, especially the science classes,  where they were held —Genesis School, Fanny de Baird School, and Juan Pio Montufar School. This year the Bioregional Sustainability Institute hosted a Summer Study Abroad Program with students from the University of Oregon, USA titled “Building Bioregional Communities.”

     Education Reports
       1. “Building Bioregional Communities” 
       2. "Building Bioregional Communities"
                complete report by Clay
       3.  U of O Student Report 

Other Years

2011 Reports (Clay Plager-Unger, Ramon Cedeno, Margarita Avila Napa, & David Mera Villareal)
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)  
2002 Reports
( 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)  
1999 Reports
(Peter Berg, Patricio Tamariz) 


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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 fit you into our schedule. Click here for more information about volunteering.