Rio Gigante is a sustainable community that sees itself as part of an ecosystem and makes decisions based on sensitivity and solidarity with present and future generations
Large lots with organic edible gardens with irrigation, high speed internet and a bungalow.
Fully self-sufficient stand-alone solar and biogas energy and cero waste.
Sustainable water conservation practices and pristine drinking water.
Carbon negative land with over 325 hectares of protected regenerated forest.
Our Future Community
How do we see it?
- Cero poverty
- Clean employment based development
- Successful adaptation to climate change (there are over 20 islands in this region)
- A local organic food network
- Incubation of sustainable enterprises
- Regenerative organic agriculture
- Sustainable fishing and tourism
- Sustainable social housing
- Renewable energy self-sufficiency
- Sustainable infrastructure projects: ports, roads, public transport, internet coverage
- Strengthening public education, health, sports, cultural identity and its natural reserves
How do we live this?
But developing a public transportation system based on biogas that is produced locally? Becoming the first rural region which produces all its energy from clean renewable energy sources ? With an area of responsible fisheries where humpback whales are received as special guests? With a thriving organic farming, an advanced local organica food network and direct trade system that employs people out of poverty and also fixes carbon below ground in quantities greater than any other inhabited place in the world? With a geographic information system that feeds itself every five years with data from the biodiversity inventory and which is used to monitor in the most sensitive way possible (the tissue of local natural life) the result of our adaptation to climate change? Well, we will continue to learn and innovate.
But certainly this community already feels like an intense place of global hope under construction.”
We are creating a new model of advanced Regenerative Rural Development
An advanced sustainable rural development model can reverse this and significantly help save the planet. 95% of the planet habitable area is rural and so is for Costa Rica. Our goal is to create in 10 years, in the Peninsula of Nicoya, an advanced model of sustainable rural development that is replicable in the rest of Costa Rica and the world.
The Rio Gigante Community is a solar, organic and socially sustainable production unit with 27 organic lots with homes which are self sustainable based on photovoltaics and methane gas in the vicinity of an organic and forest farm.
1% of the income from the sale of these homes will be directed to funding sustainable projects promoted by the association Agenda Verde Peninsular (AVEP).
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A Global Connection
- Costa Rica la economía que más mejoró en el mundo
- Mapa solar de Costa Rica
- Seven reasons cheap oil cant stop renewables now (february 2015)
- Green Economy Global Index 2014 (where Costa Rica ranked as the greenest economy in the world)
- World Happiness Index (where COsta Rica also ranks as number one)
- Buena Noticia: La Producción de Energía Solar Alcanza Por Primera Vez en la Historia la Producción de Energía con Carbón
- 92% de la Población Mundial Respira Aire Tóxico
- En el 2015 el CO2 en la Atmósfera alcanzó un Peligroso Punto Crítico
- Living Planet Report 2010 – Global Footprint Network – humanity now needs 1.5 earths
- Living Planet Report 2014
- International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
LUIS DANIEL GONZALEZ
Bo Fco Peralta, 200 Sur y 125 Este de Casa Italia, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-22806100 / 506-8301-5898