How can we reduce emissions, capture carbon and adapt to climate change?

Industria Monteverde


  • Refuse.  Reduce. Less consumption means fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Repair and reuse.
  • Recycle and use products made with recycled materials.
  • Recuperate energy, materials and water from your waste. By doing so you will support a circular economy.
  • Avoid eating animal products.
  • Buy locally.
  • Build with wood to fix carbon.
  • Avoid building with cement. More than 5% of Costa Rica’s emissions come from cement production.
  • When you do use cement, use a mix with lower CO2

Cambio Climático Monteverde
Foto por JP Monge


The Farmer’s Market – Fridays at the Mall in Santa Elena

Desechos Monteverde
Agua Monteverde
Electricidad Monteverde


Consumo y Desechos Costa Rica
Foto por Evelyn Obando

  • Separate your waste: organic, recyclables, not recyclables.
  • Recycle paper, cardboard, metal, glass, plastic, tetrabrik, fluorescent bulbs.
  • Make compost with your organic waste.
  • Repair leaks from your air conditioner before refilling it.
  • Take your used refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and deshumidifiers to a certified company.


Comisión de Manejo Integral de Resíduos Sólidos (COMIRES)

Comisión Especial de Gestión Integral del Recurso Hídrico (CEGIREH)

 Green Costa Rica