Cuba: A Holistic View of Environmental and Social Sustainability

Cuba: A Holistic View of Environmental and Social Sustainability on an Island Nation
May 5 – 14, 2015

VI Jornada Cubana Contra L a  Homofobia en Ciego Ávila , Pasacalle Avileño

March/parade to celebrate LGBTQ rights, Havana, Cuba, April 2013, organized by Mariela Castro and CENESEX, Cuba's foremost institution focused on overcoming homophobia and sexism in Cuba.

Eco Cuba Network, a project of Green Cities Fund of Oakland, CA; the Cubanakoa Foundation of Oahu, Hawaii; and the Foundation for Nature and Humanity of Havana, Cuba invite your participation in this exciting program that will explore Cuba's pioneering policies and programs on human and environmental sustainability in the context of the Cuba's overall goal to achieve an equitable, just and sustainable society.

Participants will enjoy Cuba's rich, multiethnic and vibrant cultural heritage in institutional and community, urban and rural, social and environmental settings. 

The program will include wide ranging discussions on issues of development, class, race, gender, gender identity, and the unique dynamics of island nations,  as well as the integration of Afro Cuban and European influences in Cuban society as a whole.

Join us in exploring the potential, within island communities, to achieve the equitable and sustainable societies we all deserve!

SAMPLE PROGRAM

CO-ORGANIZING ORGANIZATIONS:

Cubanakoa Foundation is a Oahu-based Hawaii-Cuba friendship organization, comprised of organic farmers, community organizers, environmental educators, sustainable entrepreneurs, physicians, artists, students, and activists – dedicated to living peacefully and sustainably in this world – who acknowledge the similarity of the environmental and sustainability issues facing Hawaii and Cuba, as island nations:

  • climate change that results in devastating tropical storms and rising oceans encroaching on their shorelines;
     
  • the struggle for self-sufficiency on island nations, often so dependent on the "mainland";
     
  • a shared history of colonialism, along with the valiant efforts of indigenous populations and their allies to maintain their political, economic and cultural autonomy.

Eco Cuba Network is an association of environmentalists devoted to interchange between US citizens and Cubans involved in environmental protection and sustainable development.

The Antonio Núñez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Humanity is one of Cuba's oldest environmental organizations and the center for the promotion and development of Permaculture in Cuba.

Your licensed Cuba Travel Service Provider for the tour will be Marazul Charters, an organization with 40 years experience arranging Cuba travel for US citizens.  The group will fly on a round trip Charter flight from Miami to Havana.

TOUR FEE:  $2500 (land only); $500 (charter flight package)

Tour fee includes:

  • Double-room accommodations in 3-4 star hotel
  • Two meals per day
  • Full daily program
  • Transportation to and from all programmed activities
  • Experienced delegation guide / translator
  • Honoraria to all host speakers, organizations and communities
  • Preparatory educational material

Tour fee does not include:

  • One meal per day
  • Bottled water and other beverages
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Optional cultural activities
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Charter flight fee includes:

  • Round trip Miami-Havana charter flight
  • Cuban visa
  • Required Cuban health insurance
  • Assistance of Marazul Charters, licensed Cuba Travel Service Provider
     

REGISTRATION:

Please contact coordinator Pam Montanaro by email or call 510-319-4910 to be sent the registration packet for this Cuba program.

Eco Cuba Network is a project of the Green Cities Fund