Endangered species in Riberalta

Being in Riberalta since February of this year, my interest for the protection of the local biodiversity has grown continuously. Today, I wanted to share with you my concern for the endangered animals living in the jungle: what are those  animals, what are the risks and what are our actions, as volunteers of Sustainable Bolivia, […]

Environmental Education in Riberalta

Environmental Education with Students from Casa Segura According to national geographic, by the year 2015 humans had created 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste. Of that number 9 % was recycled, 12% was incinerated, and 79% either ended up in landfills or the natural environment such as oceans and rivers. Here in Riberalta, Bolivia, […]

“La Cabaña”, amazonian ecoproject

    Living in the Amazon is a constant responsibility. Everything here is reduced to the preservation, sustainability and protection of the ecosystem, something that does not seem exaggerated to me, because we are standing in the heart of the planet. Fortunately, today, a total of 20,000 hectares of the Bolivian Amazon are protected thanks […]

Our art resident organises a sustainable Fashion Show

You can find here our youtube video where Sofia explains her action       A sustainable Fashion show   Sophia Hatzikos spent a month with Sustainable Bolivia for an art residency. The young student from Portland, Oregon (United States), used all her creativity in Riberalta to carry out ingenious projects. One of them was […]

Cachuela Esperanza

Cachuela Esperanza, the town where the butterflies are abundant Without knowing much about this place, we decided to spend a day at Cachuela Esperanza. On the map, it is one of the closest villages around Riberalta. We did not really know how long it would take us to get there. At the time, the only […]

How many people can you fit on one moto?

One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Riberalta was the lack of cars. Here motorcycles rule. There are so many and they are everywhere. Since there is a lack of cars for transportation, everything is done by moto. The demand that this generates means that the supply and maintenance of motorcycles […]

Clean-up day of Riberalta

June 5th was the world environment day. For that occasion, we decided, with Sustainable Bolivia, to organize a clean-up day in the city of Riberalta. Maybe you have heard about the #trashtagchallenge on social media. The new challenge where people pick up a place with a lot of trash and clean it. Then they show […]

Benefits of theatre for bolivian children

My challenge in Riberalta is to introduce the Benefits of Theatre Education to children and teenagers. Which benefits, would you tell me? Here they are: Self-Confidence: Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teach students to trust their ideas and abilities. This confidence will apply in nearly every aspect of their future. Imagination: […]

Tourism plans in Riberalta

Tuesday, May 7th, the Foro de Interés Ciudadano (FIC) took place in Riberalta. The objective was to expose and explain the 292 Law of Ley General del Turismo “Bolivia te espera”, as well as the National Tourism Plan (PLANTUR). Sustainable Bolivia was there to get some information about the new touristic politics that are being […]

Julie’s best lessons

Traveling is the best way to discover, the best way to learn! This sum up represents the three best lessons of this two months of work. My favourite part of this experience was to discover nature, a real one: autonomous, spontaneous, without hard human activities! I discovered an amazing biodiversity, especially on reptiles, amphibians and […]