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Las Casas de la Selva

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Las Casas de la Selva

The Las Casas de la Selva (the Houses of the Forest) property is managed by Tropic Ventures and Tropic Ventures Educational & Research Foundation (a Puerto Rico non-profit corporation). This area provides a protected habitat for Puerto Rican native flora and fauna as well as a long-term study site for research and limited public and student familiarization in the areas of ecology, botany, forestry, horticulture, soil, ethnobotany and other related environmental disciplines. Since 1984, on this 1,000 acres of land, 40,000 valuable hardwood trees have been line-planted within 230 acres,...

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Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures

Green Bodies: Give Me an Ampoule and I will Live Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures by Antonio Saggio A paper from Antonio Saggio’s keynote speech at the Talk at Chania, Isle of Crete, Greece, August, 30, 2011.  European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture – European Association for Architectural Education International Conference Introduction This essay summarizes my research of the last five years and is projected to become the next chapter of my last EAAE-ENHSA keynote speech delivered five years ago. When I delivered that speech according to my usual...

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Volunteer with Las Casas de la Selva

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Volunteer with Las Casas de la Selva

Watch a short video and learn about volunteering with Las Casas de Selva. This 3 min video was produced by Ben Zenner, a volunteer of Las Casas de la Selva in April of 2013. Ben is a videographer and graphic designer, and is in the process of developing a non profit design firm to help organizations with their online media presence and funding efforts, and to connect students and individuals with potential volunteer opportunities. For more information about Ben and his project called Volunteer Dream, check out his...

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EcoFrontiers Scholarship Fund

Posted on Apr 5, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

EcoFrontiers Scholarship Fund

Initiative Robyn M. Tredwell, a Director of the Institute and Project Director for over 25 years of Birdwood Downs, a horse, cattle and ecological station, where she successfully applied the Institute of Ecotechnic’s ecological approach to sustainable land care, passed away on September 26, 2012. Robyn inspired many young people to expand their horizons through hands-on study of ecology and adventures to different cultures. To help keep her dreams alive, the Institute has initiated the “Robyn Tredwell Ecofrontiers Scholarship Fund,” to assist promising youths to participate in...

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Books from Synergetic Press!

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 in Featured | 0 comments

Books from Synergetic Press!

Learn more about ecotechnics and check out books on global ecology and biospherics from Synergetic Press.

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2011 – The Mediterranean Conference

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 in Conferences, Featured | Comments Off on 2011 – The Mediterranean Conference

2011 – The Mediterranean Conference

Friday, 7 October – Monday, 10 October 2011 Hosted at Domaine Les Marronniers, Aix-en-Provence, France Daniel Garcia-Castellanos opened our conference by setting the geological stage. We learned that the Mediterranean is a geologically recent sea – formed by the breakup of Pangea, movement of the African and Eurasian plates, and the evolution of the Tethys Ocean. The geology of the Mediterranean is especially complex and difficult to understand, but some 6 million years ago, the Mediterranean disconnected from the Atlantic and the Messinian salinity crisis resulted in vast deposits of...

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