The 12- day course “Sustainable Technologies in Action” challenges participants to create their own solutions for more sustainable communities in rural, peri-urban and urban contexts using a unique pedagogy mix of theoretical and practical components.

The course cost includes lodging, most meals, workshops, and transportation in Mexico (flights to and from Mexico are not  included). Some cultural visits such as the Teotihuacan pyramids and the famous Xochimilco canals in Mexico City are also included.


In this 3-day intensive course, participants will explore the theory and practical components of biochar for potable water.

The course takes place in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Course, materials, meals and lodging are included.


In this 5-day course, participants delve further into biodigester technologies in an indigenous community in the Yucatan.

The course takes place in and around Merida. Course, materials, meals, lodging and transportation during the course are included. Participants are responsible for their arrivals and departures. Logistic support will supplied for those continuing  from the Sustainable Technologies in Action course.




To apply to this course or the two additional courses:

  1. Complete the application form. Have on hand two professional or academic references.
  2. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship section on the application form. In general, we offer partial scholarships and/or work/study opportunities (For example, much of the course documentation in video and photography in 2016 was done by a participant on a scholarship.)


  1. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. After reviewing references and application, we will send a letter confirming acceptance to the course.
  2. Accepted applicants then make the course payment with Paypal.




Early Bird Application deadline

(We offer a $ 150 USD discount on 12-day course tuition if you apply and deposit downpayment by 4/30.)

Scholarship Request deadline.


Deadline extended to June 15th!

Applications for Sustainable Technologies in Action Course


Full payment due for Sustainable Technologies Action course


Payment Deadline for intensive courses