Bringing life into balance through sustainable living
There is little doubt that the human race is faced with the looming disaster of global warming and environmental devastation. This shift in climate has coincided with the industrialization and consumer based economies of the late 19th and 20th centuries. While a direct link between the two has yet to be definitively proven, the worsening environmental condition at least begs the question as to whether or not an industrialized society centered around ever increasing consumption is sustainable. There is no doubt that the clearing of primal forest and terraforming designed to pave the way for modern society leaves little if no room for this planets delicate ecosystems. Shopping malls and Big Macs just don't mesh with the fragile balance of life sustaining this planets flora and fauna.
The mission of those perusing sustainable living is to promote a shift towards a modern society that renews the resources it consumes, while enriching the natural world. This includes developing economic models that are centered around socioeconomic equality and conservation. Costa Rica is one of the most unique places on earth and an ideal location to make this change a reality. The low cost of living, fertile volcanic soil, year round growing season, and potential for alternative energy make it an ideal location for sustainable communities. The countries friendly climate towards foreign investment and Pura Vida (pure life) spirit also make it possible for people from all over the world to relocate and enjoy this countries amazing beauty year round.
Our goal is to inspire people around the world to make a shift towards sustainability by promoting the science and culture of sustainable living in Costa Rica. At the core of this mission is providing access to information related to alternative energy, permaculture, waist management, and recycling. Be sure to visit our science section to learn more about the techniques and technology of sustainable living. We are honored to provide information on the following sustainable communities located in Costa Rica:
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