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Win a Trip to Costa Rica!

Do you like tropical adventures, delicious bananas, sustainable agriculture, long walks on the beach, Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain? Then this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! We’re teaming up with EARTH University to give you a chance to win a trip to Costa Rica to visit EARTH University in Guácimo, Limón. Five winners will embark on a seven-day Costa Rican adventure where they will:
  • Experience, first-hand, how EARTH University is preparing young students to become tomorrow’s leaders in sustainable agriculture, responsible business and community development.
  • Visit with the farmers who produce the rich and creamy EARTH University bananas and learn how their innovative growing methods are helping to save our planet’s precious resources.
  • Explore vibrant Costa Rica, relax on the majestic beaches of Puerto Viejo, sample local cuisine and cruise along the island’s southern coast in search of dolphins.
EARTH University is a nonprofit, international university dedicated to the sustainable development of the tropics through education, research and outreach. Whole Foods Market started selling fresh EARTH University bananas in 2007, then added their fresh pineapples, and was excited to begin offering the new frozen EARTH University Pineapple and EARTH University Banana Chunks in early 2011. The sales of these fresh and frozen fruits help fund scholarships, and finance research and investment in organic and sustainable agriculture. All of Whole Foods Market’s EARTH University offerings are part of our Whole Trade® Guarantee, which ensures fair prices are paid for products, better wages and working conditions for growers and sound environmental practices. Visit the contest page on our website for more details and be sure to enter on that contest page (not in the blog comments) by September 30th, 2011. No purchase necessary!

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Sandy says …

I feel I need a vacation to get myself energized to face what is in store for me over the next 12-months. My husband lost his job, as so many others have. As the sole income I feel all I do is work. A vacation would just what the doctor ordered

Jodie Cooper says …

My two teenagers are very concerned about sustainability, and work conditions around the world. We have tried to eat as organically as possible. My son, who is on the autism spectrum wants to pursue either environmental engineering or science. As a single, teacher mom, it is impossible for me to take this kind of trip on my own. Winning this trip could be an incredible experience for us!

Heidi McConnell says …

This sounds like a trip that would be fun and educating. It is always interesting to me to learn about sustainability and its practice across the globe....

griffin says …

I have heard wonderful things about Costa Rica, and Earth University sounds like one more reason to visit.

Mary Bolich says …

I would love to go to Costa Rica to run/train, eat and soak up the local culture and FOOD!

sheila k. says …

My physical therapist and her family went to Costa Rica for vacation last year and loved it.

Nancy says …

What a great opportunity to see where the yummy fruit comes from! We'd love to go.

Charity Szymanski says …

How exciting and rewarding this trip would be! Could deff use sum alone time on a get a way w/my hubby:)

Sherry Roberts says …

My son and daughter-in-law took their honeymoon in Costa Rica in June, 2010, and absolutely loved it! My husband and I would LOVE to win the trip!!!

Helen Hastings says …

our family has become more healthy due to sustainable/organic farming. wouldn't this trip be amazing and interesting and oh so beautiful. would love to win!

Molly Gentz says …

Nothing can possibly make you appreciate the earth's bountiful pleasures. It's easy to shop, but to experience the whole process will be amazing!

Paula Pomposelli says …

Would love to win a trip to Costa Rica and experience the culture. Have never been and think it would be a wonderful experience and also to taste the local cuisine. We are a family of gluten free diets and do all of our shopping at Whole Foods. I hope that I am the lucky one.

Sally M. G. Francis says …

Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world without a standing army! Bordered by two oceans, Costa Rica is truly outstanding! It is the country to visit for learning about sustainable agriculture.

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