Eco Technology for Indigenous Families in Mexico

by Instituto Internacional de Recursos Renovables AC


IRRI will train indigenous families to adopt low-cost, practical green technologies for clean water, sanitation, and renewable energy. This will improve their health and protect the environment.

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Many indigenous families in these regions use wood for cooking and heating, and many more lack electricity or access to clean water. Aside from significant health implications, the rate of woodfuel use is causing major deforestation and lakes are being killed due to large amounts of organic waste entering the watersheds. Training centers to learn about – to see the "new" technologies in action- allow communities to implement sustainable projects themselves and care for their natural resources.


Develop 2 green technology demonstration sites. Teach local staff how to maintain the sites. Provide intensive training for 200 participants to adopt the technologies and train others. Monitor the impact of the eco-technologies and environment.

Long-Term Impact

Hundreds will be trained to use green technologies like wood-saving stoves, sustainable agriculture, and water treatment. Ripple effect: thousands of families improve their health; deforestation will be reduced; air and water quality will improve.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


International Renewable Resources Institute (IRRI)

Organization Information

Instituto Internacional de Recursos Renovables AC

Location: Mexico City, X - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​
Gillian  Wilson
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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