Cuba’s Environment: A Look from the Inside

By Gregory James, Rachel Bracken & Rebecca Aker

Our group focused on environmental protection and protected areas in Cuba.  Before departing, we found that all the national parks are community led and that the food agriculture system is completely organic.

But, when we got to Cuba, we saw trash on the streets and debris floating in the ocean by the sea wall.

However, we were not expecting the level of  passion, excitement, and knowledge exhibited by the Cuban people.  In our interviews, the people were well-informed, they cared deeply about the environment, and were excited for a future with the United States.

The environment and environmental protection are central facets to the life of the Cuban people. The environment affects them daily, and their interactions reflect that impact.

This video is a short glimpse into the Cuba we experienced during our trip.