The Weaving Traditions of Huancarani

In the last few months, Sustainable Bolivia film intern Jasmine Pitt worked in Independencia, Bolivia to support the efforts of the Project Artesanía Zona Andina. The video below gives an insight into the lives of the women’s weaving collective the project started and their efforts to preserve natural dying and weaving techniques in rural Bolivia.

Artist in Residence Johannes Bierling Shares His Work

For a constructive abstract sculptor like Johannes Bierling, taking his work on the road is no small task. Johannes’ primary medium is wood, and his sculptures and installations make for large-scale exhibitions. When he and his wife Catherine decided to spend a month with Sustainable Bolivia as artists in residence, he planned to work on […]

Cleaning up the Cristo; A SB volunteer takes action

On a Saturday morning, a handful of SB volunteers gathered at the casa principal to hike up to the top of “the Cristo.” They do this hike often, but this time the group is equipped with a supply of trash bags and some rubber gloves. The mini-mission for today is to do something about the […]

Volunteer Brainstorm: How to Jumpstart Action Toward Sustainability?

In the casa principal of Sustainable Bolivia, a group of staff and volunteers gathered to share pizza and ideas about how to become more active toward sustainability goals. The meeting started with a brainstorming session: imagine SB in one year from now as the most sustainable organization in Bolivia, and list on post-it notes what […]

CECAM Donates Stove to Landslide Victims in La Paz

In early June, Sustainable Bolivia’s partner organisation CECAM donated a new prototype of a lage-scale efficient wood-burning stove to the victims of what has been called the worst landslide in recent Bolivian history. More than 1300 families in the Pampahasi area of La Paz lost their homes and belongings in the disaster. The stove is […]

Scholarship Program Funded by Rotary Munchen Flughafen

Sustainable Bolivia recently received a sponsorship from Rotary Munchen Flughafen in Germany to fund 7 university or vocational scholarships for the next four years. The funding allows Sustainable Bolivia to add two scholarship recipients to our five current scholars. One scholarship is to begin in June, and the other scholarship will be awarded in January […]

Scholarship Fundraiser Results Are In!

During the month of April, Sustainable Bolivia held a scholarship fundraiser with the goal of raising $3,000 to put towards the expenses of our scholarship recipients. After a month of campaigning, our donations (through ChipIn, Paypal, and in cash) added up to a grand total of $4,000! We sincerely thank everyone who donated, because every […]

Sopa de Mani, Made From an Energy Efficient Stove

One of our favorite soups here in Bolivia is sopa de maní (peanut soup). In an effort to promote their new stove design, CECAM held a demonstration fair to show people how their cooker works by preparing 30 liters of this delicious soup. The new stove uses wood as fuel but hardly produces any harmful […]

Proposed Gasoline Increases

The biggest news this year (thus far) is President Evo Morales canceled his efforts to sharply raise fuel prices. The government had announced that it was raising gasoline prices by 73 percent, to 92 cents a liter ($3.48 a gallon), up from 50 cents ($1.89).  The proposed price hike would raise diesel gasoline by nearly […]