Alternative Energy in Brazil
Assistant Teaching Professor Joshua Hertz is leading a group of students to Brazil during Summer II as part of a Dialogue of Civilizations program to study Alternative Energy. Follow their progress and see photos on the class blog.
This Dialogue of Civilizations will have students learn about alternative energy technologies in the country that renewably sources over 80% of its electricity. They will visit multiple renewable energy sites and meet industrial leaders who pioneered these technologies in Brazil. They will be immersed in Brazilian culture, learning about the history of Brazil and the Portuguese language, visiting museums and other enriching sites, and participating in cultural activities such as learning how to samba and perform capoeira. The program will end in Curitiba, a city of 1.8 million people known worldwide as a leader in sustainable urban development.