Sustainability Correspondent: Maddie in Quito, Ecuador

Hi everyone!  My name is Maddie, and I’m a first-semester junior from Oakland, California currently studying Spanish. This spring, I’m going to be studying abroad in Ecuador with the USFQ Galápagos Semester Program.  I’m so excited to be embarking on this journey and to have the opportunity to learn more about our environment/how we can work to protect it!  Thanks

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The Ecuadorian Coast Detailed

“Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails” – George Carlin (American actor). Vasula melones is a small species of marine whelk (carnivorous snail) that resides along the coasts of México, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, and the Galápagos Islands.1 It can be found in and around the intertidal zone of these regions, where the waves crash

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Query about Quito’s Carbon Emissions

Image shows the green-ness of Quito with the city off in the distance.

“Anybody who’s been to Ecuador wants to go back because it’s beautiful out there” – Michael Steger (American actor).  Unlike Amherst which ended its winter break in early February, my program in Ecuador began in early January, meaning I had just two weeks in between the end of my studies in Spain and when I would have to depart for

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