2017 Training Courses
Course: Sustainable Technologies in Action: Building Enduring Communities
Location: Mexico City and San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.
Content: Learn about innovative sustainable technologies and how they are changing and enriching lives. Discover the theory and implantation behind rainwater harvesting systems, natural building techniques, solar power systems, bio-digesters, and water filtration in urban, peri-urban and rural communities in Mexico.
In addition to the course participants can also get hands on experience of installing bio-digesters and clean water systems in underserved communities (see project descriptions below) .
Dates: 20 July 2017 – 1 August 2017 – (participants will need to arrive by the 19 July 2017)
cost : $1,750 (US$1,475 for the course and US$275 for basic lodging). Other accommodation options are available.
Early bird discount : US$150 off the course fee if you book before 30 April 2017.
New for 2017: This year we are offering participants the exciting opportunity to undertake one of two practical projects as part of the training course. These projects are also available as a stand alone course.
Project 1: Bio-digesters and Sustainable Community Practices in the Yucatan (5 days, $650, flights to/from Yucatan not included)
In this 5 day course you will travel to the remote Yucatan province and work on a community development project installing a bio-digester and promoting sustainable practices amongst community members.
Project 2: Biochar and Slow-Sand Filtration for Potable Water (3 days, $500, San Miguel de Allende)
In this 3-day intensive course, participants will delve into the theory and practical components of biochar for potable water. They will build a biochar gasifier, produce and process the filter media, and construct a four-stage treatment system with a 300 liter-a-day capacity. The system will installed in a local community, benefiting dozens with potable water.
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