July 7, 2019

The Ocean Cleanup viewed through a socio-scientific lens

In January 2019, a 600m float broke down due to equipment wear, likely resulting from an engineering pitfall. This wreck brings to light the uncertainties and criticisms issued towards The Ocean Cleanup.

This proje...

April 21, 2019

Hello fellow environmental advocates and built environment lovers!

My name is Jaime and in 2018 I spent 2 weeks in the community of Astillero on the southern coast of Nicaragua working with the Casa Congo School of Conservation.

During my stay at Casa Congo, I volunteere...

January 30, 2018

This year, Casa Congo will offer sustainable tourism experiences through conservation camps and special workshops focused on bamboo construction, surf, wellbeing, art and more. These are unique opportunities to learn, whilst giving back and living in a unique part of t...

January 14, 2018

There is no better way to end the year and start the festive season than with a celebration in the city where celebrations are done best: Rome, Italy. During a warm pre-Christmas night at Hotel Adriano's Gin Corner in the city centre, friends, family, supporters a...

November 25, 2017

"Every year thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles come to nest in this undiscovered paradise. Lately, the turtles have face intense human pressure leading up to death. Poaching their eggs (an illegal activity) is stronger than ever, due to the high market value. Via Ca...

November 19, 2017

There's someone we'd like to internationally recognise for his efforts in Astillero over the last five months. Since arriving in Nicaragua from Italy he has worked consistently hard (usually without saying a word) to get our construction program up and running, winning...