ICADS 30th Anniversary

ICADS30th Anniversary, Costa Rica, Justice, Latin America, Nicaragua

By: Anthony Chamberlain, PhD., ICADS Director The 30th Anniversary of ICADS is an appropriate time to celebrate the Institute’s accomplishments, pay tribute to its many contributors, and recognize the ways ICADS has evolved with and adapted to our changing world. In many ways, ICADS was founded when Central America was quite different from the Central America of today. In 1986 the Cold War … Read More

Economía ecológica y medición de la sostenibilidad

ICADSCosta Rica, Environment, Latin America

Carolina Arias Núñez El Tercer Congreso de la Sociedad Mesoamericana de Economía Ecológica (Cosmee) se llevará a cabo del 14 al 19 de noviembre del 2016, en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Hace casi dos años, justamente en marzo, tuve la oportunidad de asistir, como periodista, al Segundo Cosmee, realizado en la sede universitaria Rodrigo Facio de la Universidad … Read More

Ecological Economies and Measuring Sustainability

ICADSCosta Rica, Environment, Latin America

By Carolina Arias Núñez The Third Congress of the Mesoamerican Society of Ecological Economy (Cosmee) will take place from the 14th of the 19th of November 2016, at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Two years ago, in March, I had the opportunity to attend, as a journalist, the Second Cosmee, at the Rodrigo Facio Campus of the University of … Read More

Climate change mitigation in the coffee sector

ICADSConservation, Environment

Solution or profit for the “development sector?” By: Kat Peters, M.Ed., Master’s in Rural Development (thesis pending) In honor of the climate conference in Paris, I thought I’d share a translation of a version of a piece I wrote last year about solutions proposed to coffee growers in Costa Rica as a response to climate change. Since then, I have … Read More

Viajar (Travelling)



Viajar, en palabras simples y sin mayor esfuerzo descriptivo, es “salir de casa”.  Sin embargo, no es un salir de casa común y corriente. Cuando, por ejemplo,  vamos al supermercado cerca de la casa, vamos y venimos y en nosotros nada esencial cambia, no hay un despertar existencial en nuestras vidas, no crecemos como personas ni nos enriquecemos interiormente. Nuestra … Read More

Going Abroad: Opportunities Post College Graduation

ProgramStudy Abroad

Study abroad

By: Misty DeBoer So, you’re graduating this semester with a worldly education but are still lacking those worldly experiences? Keep reading to find out how you can land a position abroad! Job search engines: Some that we would recommend to help kick-start your job search can be found in order by preference, below. Idealist: This search engine, in my opinion, … Read More

Forget Shorter Showers


BY DERRICK JENSEN Would any sane PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of … Read More