This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide
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This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide

Paige G. / Peace Corps Volunteer - February 2, 2019

During summer vacations, here in Costa Rica, many Peace Corps volunteers work with their communities and each other to organize camps for community youth. Two Peace Corps…

Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change

Latin Clima - February 2, 2019

Costa Rica decided to take the challenge of decarbonizing its economy, for which the transportation sector represents a fundamental challenge, followed by the solid waste sector. Inventories…

Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: ‘Social circus’ helps kids build self-esteem, self-reliance
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: ‘Social circus’ helps kids build self-esteem, self-reliance

Duncan Anderson - January 30, 2019

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón — Max Barnaby's "Circo Caribe" is a social intervention. Four years ago, The National Program for the Development of the Performing Arts (PROARTE) expressed…

It’s official: Costa Rica sets world record for recycling
Drowning in plastic
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Drowning in plastic
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It’s official: Costa Rica sets world record for recycling

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 29, 2019

Guinness World Records now lists ecolones in Costa Rica as the record-holder for "most plastic bottles recycled in eight hours." According to Guinness, a recycling drive organized…

CRUSA Foundation creates competition to strengthen non-profit organizations
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CRUSA Foundation creates competition to strengthen non-profit organizations

The Tico Times - January 24, 2019

Costa Rican nonprofit organizations seeking to jumpstart their fundraising, outreach, or overall capacity can now apply for support from a new source. The Costa Rica USA Foundation…

Costa Rica’s ‘invaluable’ 280-kilometer, sea-to-sea, 16-day hike
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Costa Rica’s ‘invaluable’ 280-kilometer, sea-to-sea, 16-day hike

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

While spending more than two weeks hiking Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-kilometer trail from Costa Rica’s Atlantic to Pacific coasts, the country’s natural beauty took a…

This week in the Peace Corps: Jumpstarting English with Peace Corps Volunteers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Jumpstarting English with Peace Corps Volunteers

Peace Corps Costa Rica - January 22, 2019

JumpStart camps led by Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) have officially begun all throughout Costa Rica. These intensive four-week English camps provide children from low-income areas the opportunity to…

Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock
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Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

It’s important to wear sunscreen at the beach, but some of the substances that help keep you safe from the sun can cause damage to underwater life.…

This week in the Peace Corps: A Costa Rican Country Christmas
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This week in the Peace Corps: A Costa Rican Country Christmas

Tilyian M. / Peace Corps Volunteer - December 18, 2018

On Dec. 26, 2016, I woke up relieved. I had made it through my very first Christmas away from home. I remember reassuring myself that my second…

This week in the Peace Corps: Moving Out in Costa Rica
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This week in the Peace Corps: Moving Out in Costa Rica

Savannah K. / Peace Corps Volunteer - December 7, 2018

Upon arrival in Costa Rica, as part of our three months of training before being sent to our permanent sites, all aspiring Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) are…