REDUCING VULNERABILITIES

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

Agua Monteverde

WATER

  • Conserve water.
  • Use biodegradable soaps and detergents.
  • Reuse gray water to irrigate your garden.
  • Treat waste water with a septic tank or, in the case of gray water, an artificial wetland.
  • Install a low flush or composting toilet.
  • Capture rainwater from your roof for your toilets or to water plants.
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Transporte monteverde

TOURISM

Cambio Climático Monteverde
Foto por Mauricio Valverde
  • Educate visitors about the impacts of climate change and how to avoid them.
  • Be a model of how to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
  • Offset your carbon footprint and suggest to your clients that they offset theirs.
  • Make your business carbon neutral.
Biodiversidad Monteverde

BIODIVERSIDAD

Cambio Climático Monteverde
Foto por Marvin Ramirez
  • Keep our streams and rivers clean.
  • Educate yourself and others about the impact of climate change on the flora and fauna.
  • Share the results of research done on the effect of climate change on biodiversity.
  • Create more forest connectivity, especially along streams and rivers.
  • Participate in citizen science projects such as eBird, Christmas bird counts, and iNaturalist.
Salud Monteverde

HEALTH

Salud Monteverde
Foto por Ministerio de Salud
  • Remove containers that hold stagnant water where mosquitos can reproduce.
  • Store water in well sealed containers.
  • Prevent chagas infections by keeping your garden and farm free of rodent nests.
  • Plant a garden to always have fresh vegetables and fruits.
Transporte Monteverde

INFRASTRUCTURE

Cambio Climático Monteverde
Foto por Katy VanDusen
  • Do not build close to streams or in areas susceptible to landslides.
  • Identify risks in your home and create an emergency plan.
  • Prepare for electrical interruptions with a battery backup or solar lamps.
  • Prepare for water outages by storing at least one 5 gallon container with clean water.
  • Cooperate with your neighbors and your community to prevent and respond to disasters.
  • Report vulnerable infraestructura to the local Emergency Commission.
Pesca Costa Rica Cambio Climático

COSTAL ZONES AND FISHERIES 

pesca costa rica
Foto por Trevor E. Ritland
  • Buy sustainably-harvested local fish.
  • Avoid the use of single-use plastic to reduce the amount of plastic in the oceans.
  • Protect and replant mangroves.

RESOURCES FOR COASTAL ZONES AND FISHERIES

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