Planet Drum Launches Eco-Bahia Ecuador Support Group

Planet Drum Foundation held a reception and presentation about Bahia de Caraquez titled “Ecuador’s Ecological City” in San Francisco on December 8, 2000. The site was Fort Mason’s cozy renovated Firehouse, where refreshments were served and a raffle was held to raise funds.

Asmara Pelupessy, PDF’s administrative assistant and membership manager, welcomed everyone and Tamara Ribas, volunteer angel, acknowledged that food and raffle donations were mainly from organizations that are ecologically concerned and involved with Fair Trade.

Dr. Fernando Flores, Consul General of Ecuador, briefly described the nation’s environmental commitment and Planet Drum’s work in Bahia de Caraquez. Then Peter Berg, PDF’s Director, described the project in detail with slides of revegetation and other urban sustainability work that has been done so far. He concluded by announcing the creation of the Eco-Bahia Ecuador Support Group to directly assist future efforts to assist in building a bioregion-based ecological city.

To become an Eco-Bahia Supporter, please call (415)285-6556, email, or write Eco-Bahia c/o Planet Drum Foundation, PO Box 31251, San Francisco CA 94131.

Thanks to all of our generous donors. We appreciate their contributions and encourage you to patronize them.

  • Café Abo
  • Casa Bonampak
  • City Lights Bookstore
  • Country Cheese Store
  • Dog Eared Books
  • Global Exchange
  • Green’s Restaurant
  • Heyday Books
  • Marion McKee
  • Millennium Restaurant
  • Mother Jones Magazine
  • Odwalla
  • Patagonia
  • Peña Pacha Mama Restaurant
  • Plant It Earth
  • SLUG’S Urban Herbals
  • Sukay
  • Paul Taylor
  • TerraPax
  • Thanksgiving Coffee
  • Ti Couz Restaurant
  • Two Star Dog
  • Ultimate Cookie Company
  • Used Rubber
  • Veritable Vegetables

Thank you also to all the volunteers who donated their time to help this event be successful.

  • Judy Goldhaft
  • Ajila Hart
  • Amy Jewel
  • Carey Knecht
  • Asmara Pelupessy
  • Tamara Ribas
  • Ross Robertson
  • Maggie Weadick
  • Laura, Austin and others who just showed up and helped.
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