Sustainability in Costa Rica

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There is a growing movement among the four million+ Costa Ricans to become a sustainable country promoting and integrating sustainability principles and practices from all perspectives - social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic. EarthSayers.tv brings to the fore the teachers, business and civic leaders, community developers, experts, and citizens from all walks of life who are working to make Costa Rica a sustainable country.

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Banana Paper Reduction: Earth University : Dr. Panfilo Tabora
EARTH University of Costa Rica is a private, non-profit international institution dedicated to education, research and sustainable commercialization activities centered around agricultural sciences and the rational management of natural resources.

Their commercial banana farm is a major supplier to U.S. based Whole Foods and the agricultural waste from banana production is combined with recycled paper products to manufacture new paper for commercial purposes. The final banana paper product is aimed at such niche markets as printing presses, high-end notebooks, journals and corporate stationary.

full article: http://www.costaricafrog.com/2010/01/...

EarthSayers Matt Rogers; Panfilo Tabora, Ph.D.

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