EARTH University in Costa Rica – An Amazing Example of What Education Should Be
The reason for my trip to Costa Rica was to come learn about a place called EARTH University.
EARTH University in Costa Rica is a 4-year accredited school where students come from all over the world to learn about sustainability and entrepreneurship. The goal is to have these students take these skills and knowledge back to their home countries after graduation in order to positively impact their communities.
What is important to know about EARTH University is that almost all of the students come from Latin America and Africa, 71% of the students come from rural impoverished areas, and 60% of the students receive full scholarships.
EARTH University doesn’t just preach entrepreneurship. The school also embraces it by producing and selling fresh and frozen bananas to Whole Foods in the U.S.
Along with bananas, Whole Foods also sells EARTH University’s pineapples, flowers and coffee, and contributes a percentage of each sale of EARTH University products back to the school to help fund scholarships and research for organic/sustainable agriculture.
Without a question, EARTH University is one of the most inspirational stories that I have ever covered and it is taking a real leadership role in trying to change the world.
We are truly fortunate to have a place such as EARTH University.