Cuban rural schoolhouse with solar panel installation.
"We need an example of what to do when the effects of Peak Oil really hit internationally. Cuba provides us with that. Cuba has already undergone an energy famine." -- Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute From the documentary film "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"
Eco Cuba Network invites your participation in this exciting April 2014 conference and research program! This is your chance to see Cuba's remarkable achievements for yourselves!
Once again, in 2014, we are offering this opportunity to study renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Cuba! Eco Cuba Network has been organizing this research tour since 1996 and has developed a rich and powerful program, including the bi-annual Cuba Solar Conference. If your interest is renewable and efficient energy policy and practice, implemented on a nation-wide scale, and you are looking for examples of models to follow, and/or you have some innovative ideas to share with Cuban engineers and policy makers, we highly recommend that you join us!
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Eco Cuba Network (ECN), a project of the Green Cities Fund, promotes environmental interchange between U.S. and Cuban environmentalists in the areas of Renewable Energy, Organic Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Natural and Traditional Medicine, and Sustainable Development policy and practice. Contact: Pam Montanaro  or call 510-649-1052.
For programmatic and logistical information on this research tour .
For comprehensive articles and videos on environmental policies and programs in Cuba (scroll down for articles on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency by Laurie Guevara Stone.) 
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To register for this research tour, fill out and submit the Cuba Registration form at the bottom of this page. Click on "Sign Up For This Tour" and enter the Custom Tour Code 2014.4.6
2. Call in your credit card information for your deposit to Rebekah at 415-575-5528. (This is a secure line and secure voice mail). We need your name on card, number and expiration date, and the amount you are authorizing us to charge your card.
3. You will receive additional forms to fill out to complete registration; an Orientation Packet with the logistical and practical aspects of the tour; and The Cuba Reader, a compilation of articles on Cuban history, society and culture.
4. Please send the additional forms, along with your Bio or Resume, to: firstname.lastname@example.org  and to email@example.com 
or fax them Attention: Rebekah, Cuba Reality Tours at 415-255-7498
We look forward to your inquiries and interest!
City tour of Havana and Old Havana with focus on projects in sustainable development
Cuba Solar conference in Varadero, Matanzas province
Private meetings with representatives of NGO Cuba Solar, Cubaenergia, Ministry of Energy
NGO Foundation for Nature and Humanity
Site visits to urban and rural renewable energy installations
Site visits to urban agriculture farms and gardens
Las Terrazas, intentional community in Pinar del Rio province
Sierra de los Rosarios Biosphere Reserve
Round trip airfare Cancun, Mexico to Havana
Cuban visa and required Cuban health insurance
Double room accommodations in 3 -4 star hotel
Two meals per day
Full program with guide and translator
Cuba Solar conference fee
Transportation in air conditioned bus
Scheduled cultural activities
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Flight from your home city to Cancun
One meal per day
Bottled water and other beverages
Optional cultural activities
Gratuities and tips
Purchases of personal nature
We must receive your application and a non-refundable deposit of $500 two months before departure. Payments by Mastercard, Visa and Discover are welcome.
This trip will be as diverse as possible in terms of race, age and life experiences. We strongly urge people of color to apply. In some cases, a limited number of partial scholarships are available for low-income applicants.