20 years EcoSur http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:44:58 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb paulcoyote@gmail.com (EcoSur: Concrete Roof Tiles, puzolanic cement, earth houses, ecomaterials) The Cecat Experience and the story of the Tevi equipment http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/478-the-cecat-experience-and-the-story-of-the-tevi-equipment http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/478-the-cecat-experience-and-the-story-of-the-tevi-equipment MicroConcrete Tiles in Holguin, Cuba

Cecat, the "Center for Construction and Tropical Architecture at the Technical University of Havana learned about MicroConcrete Roofing (MCR) technology early in 1991. In the midst of the crisis called the special period, it became clear that Cuba would opt for MCR, as national authorities concerned with construction and housing were pleased to encounter a viable roofing alternative.

by Kurt Rhyner

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paulmoreno@gmail.com (Administrator) 20 Years EcoSur Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:33:59 +0000
Means and media: from mule trails to the electronic highway http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/477-means-and-media-from-mule-trails-to-the-electronic-highway http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/477-means-and-media-from-mule-trails-to-the-electronic-highway

Medios y VĂ­as

There are different means to be used for different situations, target groups and types of knowledge. In this realm EcoSur includes the face-to-face contacts of onsite visits, courses and seminars, as well as published material and internet connections. In the southern hemisphere direct personal contact has been the predominant means of communication, but requires tremendous investments of time, energy and resources. At one point in the process of sharing knowledge it is essential, but other or accompanying means must be sought.

Excerpt from an article by Kathryn Pozak in Basin News back in June 2003

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paulmoreno@gmail.com (Administrator) 20 Years EcoSur Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:58:55 +0000
Information and EcoSur: from mule trails to the electronic highway http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/475-information-and-ecosur-from-mule-trails-to-the-electronic-highway http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/475-information-and-ecosur-from-mule-trails-to-the-electronic-highway mule_trails_002_informationAs mentioned earlier, sharing implies having something to share and not being afraid to share it. The people associated with EcoSur not only take pleasure in sharing information, contributing to the expansion of knowledge in the southern hemisphere (we prefer that designation to "third world", "developing countries", etc,), they also create information.

Excerpt from an article by Kathryn Pozak in Basin News back in June 2003

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paulmoreno@gmail.com (Administrator) 20 Years EcoSur Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:48:26 +0000
Information and EcoSur: from mule trails to the electronic highway http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/476-information-and-ecosur-from-mule-trails-to-the-electronic-highway19 http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/476-information-and-ecosur-from-mule-trails-to-the-electronic-highway19 As mentioned earlier, sharing implies having something to share and not being afraid to share it. The people associated with EcoSur not only take pleasure in sharing information, contributing to the expansion of knowledge in the southern hemisphere (we prefer that designation to "third world", "developing countries", etc,), they also create information.

Excerpt from an article by Kathryn Pozak in Basin News back in June 2003

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paulmoreno@gmail.com (Administrator) 20 Years EcoSur Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:48:26 +0000
Orlando Espinosa: two decades of MCR technology transfer http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/474-orlando-espinosa-two-decades-of-mcr-technology-transfer http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/474-orlando-espinosa-two-decades-of-mcr-technology-transfer Orlando Espinosa

Lunch at the Cafe del Jardin in Old Havana...
Orlando Espinosa recently sat down to lunch with us in the Jardin del Oriente in Old Havana, an ideal place to look back on some of the EcoSur experiences of the past two decades. Orlando is perhaps the person with the widest technology transfer experience in the EcoSouth Network, leaving behind functioning workshops and adroit tile-makers throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia.

by Kathryn Pozak

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paulmoreno@gmail.com (Administrator) 20 Years EcoSur Wed, 19 Oct 2011 02:22:38 +0000
EcoSur: 20 years of networking http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/473-20-years-of-networking http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/473-20-years-of-networking Kurt Rhyner, coordinador internacional de la Red EcosurOctober 1991, San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic... some 20 people from 11 countries, all of them convinced that it was possible to revert the trend towards ever larger production units and promote sustainable small production units.The micro-concrete roofing tile (MCR) was the immediate means, but our visions went further.

by Kurt Rhyner*

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paulmoreno@gmail.com (Administrator) 20 Years EcoSur Wed, 19 Oct 2011 02:13:41 +0000
Knowledge sharing and EcoSur over the past 20 years http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/471-knowledge-sharing-and-ecosur-over-the-past-20-years http://www.english.ecosur.org/index.php/experiences/20-years-ecosur/471-knowledge-sharing-and-ecosur-over-the-past-20-years Intercambio de conocimientos y Red EcoSur

From mule trails to the electronic highway symbolizes the EcoSur response to the changing world.

The impact of modern media upon the way that information is transmitted cannot be ignored, and for EcoSur the last two decades brought about revolutionary changes in the way it deals with information. It has learned to ride the electronic waves without neglecting the bumpy roads that still abound. This delicate balancing act is what guides knowledge sharing.

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paulmoreno@gmail.com (Administrator) 20 Years EcoSur Sat, 15 Oct 2011 01:06:20 +0000