Pine Needles: Sustainable Creativity

  • María Elsa Díaz
  • Ivania Andrea CornejoEmail author
Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)


Nicaragua, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes. It is also known for its interesting culture, which was influenced by the Spanish and the British, who had historically colonised parts of the country. The blending of different cultures resulted in the birth of a creative, varied, happy, and harmonious nation. Nicaraguans are also known for their resilience and perseverance, despite the hardships they face. This can be seen in their crafts, where even pine needles shed from trees are used to make beautiful pieces of art and craft to sell to tourists and for locals to secure a means of living.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cooperative of Multiple Services “Rafael María Fabretto”San José de CusmapaNicaragua
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Institute of Natural Sciences, Technology and EnvironmentUniversidad Centroamericana (UCA)ManaguaNicaragua

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