Just 90 miles south off the tip of Florida you will find one of the most unique, self sufficient and un-globalized societies in the world. If you isolate yourself from any presumptions you may have about Cuba and put on your green goggles and measure quality of life through a sustainability filter, what you will see is one of the purest and most successful overall models of sustainability in existence today. Cuba is both one of the poorest and yet one of the healthiest countries in the word. Cubans are experts at making the most out of very little resources especially in the areas of medicine, agriculture and education where they are particularly strong.
“to care for nature, is to love it” Las Tunas, Cuba
If you are ever fortunate enough to go to Cuba, trust me, don’t spend too much time in Varadero or Habana. Please travel through the entire island as I was able to do for three weeks earlier this year, you will be blown away by the completely different reality of this giant island paradise in the middle of the Caribbean.
“leapfrogging” to solar power in Vinales, Cub