Join Cross Cultural Journeys and Ocean Doctor’s Dr. David E. Guggenheim on a journey into the heart of Cuba’s extraordinary people and their ecosystem – living and thriving at Cuba’s cultural crossroads.
The People. The Culture. The Environment. How Cuba Went Green is a journey into the heart of Cuba’s extraordinary people and their ecosystem – living and thriving at Cuba’s cultural crossroads. Join Cross Cultural Journeys and Ocean Doctor’s Dr. David E. Guggenheim on an exciting People to People exploratory journey as we explore the history, culture and sustainable practices of Cuba through meeting with researchers, university officials, organizations and with the local people to learn and discuss Cuba’s sustainable environmental successes and issues.
What can the U.S. learn from Cuba about sustainability? When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Cuba lost its oil supply. Without petroleum for transportation, agriculture and manufacturing, Cuba’s economy shrank by 30% in one year and famine loomed. To feed its people and rebuild its economy, Cuba had to adapt, developing novel ways to survive on less. Cuba’s natural environment benefited, too, as its forests, reefs and coastal wetlands thrived in the absence of chemical pollution. Today, many of these practices are models for how other countries can adapt to challenges like global warming, resource depletion, species extinction. Join the first exploratory trip this year examining what lessons we can learn from Cuba’s experience.