Bruce Stahlberg is an expert
on sustainable energy. Bruce is currently working for SOS Kinderdorf
International in Bolivia. SOS
Kinderdorf International is a private welfare organization that
builds and operates Childrens Villages. SOS Childrens Villages offer
abandoned, orphaned and destitute children a new permanent home, and
prepare them for an independent life.
Bruce oversees the construction
of buildings that are energy efficient,
which is particularly important in places that do not have an abundance
of consumable energy resources like the Andes Mountains in Bolivia,
the Chang Tang plateau of Tibet and the harsh tundra of Greenland.
Bruce also teaches alternative
energy usage to SOS children and inhabitants of remote villages in
Bolivia. This has primarily taken the form of training people to build
and use solar cookers.
is the only landlocked Andean Nation and fifth largest country in
South America. Bolivia is the most Indian culture in the Americas
with 55% of the population being indigenous. The following are some
interesting links to information about Bolivia.
Planet - Destination Bolivia
A compendeum of
information on Bolivia including history, culture, economy,
of information on Bolivia from history and geography
to Population, and tourism.
A web site dedicated
to presenting Bolivia to the World. Content includes Art&History,
Business, Education, Government, Recipes
an Interactive Zone and much more.
Treasures of Bolivia
A Discovery Channel
Online chronicle of an expedition to Bolivia with the American Museum
of Natural History.
the seat of government in Bolivia, is the highest capital and large
city in the world at (3,580 meters 11,740 feet).
City Guide: La Paz, Bolivia
A short description
of what travelers to La Paz can expect and many links to other sites
about the city.
Paz - the city, that touches the Sky
Pictures and information
about the City from the Hotel Europa in La Paz.
Bolivia was part
of the Incan Empire. The Incan Empire, though short lived (1200 AD
- 1530s AD), was the largest society in the New World prior to the
arrival of the Europeans. With the rise of the Empire, Quechua, the
language of Cuzco (the capital of the Incas), became the official
toungue of the tribes in the Empire. The Empire brought together many
tribes of the Andes including the Aymara who were located in the Altiplano
of present day Bolivia.
Empire of the Incas
the Geography, History and achievements of the Incas.
the Inca put together by a 6th grade social studies class.
on the Incan Empire from PBS' NOVA ONLINE.
A few Quechua
Language and Culture links from the Language department at the University
few words on Quechua
Learn more about
the Native American language of Quechua.
Some history on
the pre-Incan Aymara Society of the Altiplano.
web site to read his letters from Bolivia and about his solar energy
This short story
in English and Spanish tells about how the children of a village in
the Andes collect firewood each morning.
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