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The course Global Sustainability Field Study gives students a chance to travel to Cuba to study agriculture and sustainable energy in the field. The eight-day trip is offered by Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), which has been building connections for years with Cuban academics and advocates focused on sustainable energy.

Students attend lectures from the president of CubaSolar (a national renewable energy nonprofit), officials at Cuban governmental organization CubaEnergia, and professors from the University of Havana. They also mingle with Cuban students and tour the region: from a Cuban biodigester farm visit in the province of Pinar del Rio, to Hemingway’s former home in the Havana suburbs, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, and the stunning, newly-renovated Cuban Capitol Building. Since the trip takes place over Thanksgiving break, they even get a chance to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on a sustainable Cuban farm. 

Visit the IEE's course webpage to view photos from a recent trip.

"Visiting Finca Marta farm on Thanksgiving was my personal highlight. Witnessing an operation that aims to work with natural systems rather than control them, and having an excellent presenter explain their philosophy, gave me a fresh perspective on what we should all value and be thankful for"

Photo gallery: Cuba Field Study 2022 


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