You Decide!

PURA VIDA RIDE became a member of 1% for the Planet this year, and now its time to put our money where our mouth is!  We are committed to giving back to our community and this is one of the many ways that we show that commitment. 

We have chosen 5 non-profit environmental and social organizations that are based in Costa Rica to whom we are willing to make our donation of 1% of our gross revenue this fiscal year, but we would like you, our fans and friends, to decide for us who should get our donation!

Review the profiles and websites of each of the 1% Approved non-profits below, then head over to our Facebook Page and VOTE!  Voting ends on December 15, 2012 and is open to all of our Facebook fans. 

Spread the word, spread the vote, and be part of the giving this holiday season!  The non-profit with the most votes at midnight on December 15 will get 100% of our 1%!

LA PAZ COMMUNITY SCHOOL

To educate the culturally diverse youth of Guanacaste through bilingual experiential learning and enrichment that integrates the local community and ecology, while preparing students to become thoughtful, creative, and active stewards of their environment and world.

Grant Categories

Environmental Education

Methods

Community Participation, Conserve/Preserve/Restore,

Educate/Teach, Research (Scientific, Economic, Social)  

http://www.lapazschool.org/

ASOCIACION CONSERVACIONISTA COSTAS VERDES

To restore degraded or deforested ecosystems in public coastal areas by reforesting them with native species of the area.

Grant Categories

Biodiversity, Ecotourism, Environmental Education, Forests,
Oceans, Rivers, Wildlife Protection 

Methods

Community Participation, Conserve/Preserve/Restore,
Educate/Teach, Inform/Publicize, Wildlife Rehabilitation 

http://www.costasverdes.org/

ASOCIACION RED COSTARRICENSE PARA EL AMBIENTE Y LA EDUCACION - ARCAE

To improve the quality of life for Costa Rica’s rural, coastal residents through environmental conservation, sustainable economic development opportunities, and by improving rural educational systems.

Grant Categories

Development, Ecotourism, Environmental Education, Oceans,
Wildlife Protection 

Methods

Community Participation, Conserve/Preserve/Restore,
Educate/Teach, Research (Scientific, Economic, Social) 

http://costaricanconservationnetwork.wordpress.com/

CLOUD FOREST SCHOOL

Our mission is to nurture generations of ecologically aware, bilingual individuals providing them with the skills and motivation to make environmentally and socially conscious decisions on a local, national and global scale.

Grant Categories

Ecotourism, Environmental Education, Forests 

Methods

Community Participation, Conserve/Preserve/Restore,
Educate/Teach, Research (Scientific, Economic, Social) 

http://cloudforestschool.org/

NECTANDRA INSTITUTE

Our mission is to promote the conservation and restoration of the montane cloud forest ecosystems of Costa Rica through public education, scientific research, and watershed stewardship.

Grant Categories

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environmental Education,
Forests, Watersheds 

Methods

Advocate/Lobby, Community Participation,
Conserve/Preserve/Restore, Educate/Teach, Inform/Publicize 

http://www.nectandra.org/

PROGRAMA RESTORACION DE TORTUGAS MARINAS--PRETOMA

Our mission is to protect and restore populations of endangered marine fauna through sustainable community conservation, sustainable fishing and efforts to influence policy.

Grant Categories

Biodiversity, Ecotourism 

Methods

Advocate/Lobby, Conserve/Preserve/Restore, Research
(Scientific, Economic, Social) 

http://www.pretoma.org/