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Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico

by Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico

Summary

We will provide young environmental leaders of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve with leadership training, environmental education, guidance, and a community of fellow young activists through a regional network of EcoClubs, a true display of intergenerational knowledge transfer. These empowered leaders will promote environmental stewardship in their communities, organizing clean-ups, recycling programs, organic agriculture, and campaigns to reduce communities' footprint.

$20,000
total goal
$18,716
remaining
17
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
8
months

Challenge

The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve suffers from deforestation, biodiversity loss, trash mismanagement, and unsustainable agriculture. These activities threaten the Reserve and contribute to climate change. The region also lacks economic opportunities and its public education system fails to provide students with skills for making a living. Local youth are unable to make a profit from their families' traditional agricultural activities, and so are forced to migrate out of the Sierra Gorda.

Solution

The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve (SGBR) suffers from deforestation, biodiversity loss, trash mismanagement, and unsustainable agriculture. These activities threaten the Reserve and contribute to climate change. The region also lacks economic opportunities and its public education system fails to provide students with skills for making a living. Local youth are unable to make a profit from their families' traditional agricultural activities, and so are forced to migrate out of the Sierra Gorda.

Long-Term Impact

Youth with valuable intergenerational relationships and who are deeply invested in their environment are less likely to migrate and more likely to steward their home over the long term. This project strengthens participants' connection to the local environment and to fellow young citizens through the Eco-Club network. As youth become leaders in their communities, they will take the baton and guide the SGBR towards sustainable development, holistic land management, and biodiversity conservation.

Resources

http:/​/​www.sierragorda.net
Responsible for regenerative agriculture
Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda website

Organization Information

Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P

Location: Queretaro - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SierraGorda
Project Leader:
Laura Pérez-Arce B
Queretaro, Queretaro Mexico
$1,284 raised of $20,000 goal
 
19 donations
$18,716 to go
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