Las Nubes Project was created by Dr. Howard Daugherty from the Faculty of Environmental Studies, after a generous donation made by noted Toronto physician Dr. Woody Fisher to York University in 1998.

Under the direction of Prof. Felipe Montoya the Las Nubes Project mission is to contribute to community well-being in ways that are compatible and conducive to environmental conservation. Las Nubes does this through faculty and student research, environmental education, and through community engagement initiatives. By means of the Project's permanent and long-term presence and relationship with local communities and organizations, Las Nubes aims to develop a grounded theory and praxis around the sustainability of healthy and gratifying rural lifeways respectful of, and in harmony with the natural environment.

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YFile Article: Expanding the pura vida of York University’s Las Nubes Project

When Professor Adrienne Perry (MA ’84, PhD ’91) describes her most vivid memories of Costa Rica, she conjures images of pura vida – “pure life” – the country’s ...

FES explores demise of songbirds through film, panel discussion

A film screening and panel discussion that examines the global demise of songbirds, presented by the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES), will take place at ...

YFile Article: York students can spend semester abroad in Costa Rica

Beginning in the summer of 2017, York University students will be invited to participate in the Las Nubes Semester Abroad program in Costa Rica, which ...