Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico

by Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P
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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
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Support Young Environmental Leaders in Mexico
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As part of the follow-up to environmental awareness, two camps were held with students from UTSJR, Universidad Tecnológica San Juan del Río, Jalpan unit, with the objective of enriching knowledge and generating interest in sustainable living practices among young people.  The first was held in July entitled "Practices in Food Production" in which 19 students participated, and the second was held in September and was entitled "Nature-Based Solutions" which was attended by 21 students. Each of the students who attended the camps committed to carry out activities within their institutions and make changes in their lifestyles.

Five murals were painted on the theme of Biodiversity for the 35th anniversary of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, with the purpose of promoting the care and conservation of ecosystems and natural heritage among the population.

Five community meetings were held with CONAFE personnel in Initial Education with the theme of environmental awareness to promote sanitation and conservation actions, in the communities of Jalpan de Serra, San José de las Flores, El Trapiche, Ayutla and El Quirino, with a total of 75 attendees.  We approached  291 students from elementary schools in the region's municipalities, with 13 environmental awareness sessions, with the objective of sensitizing students to care for and respect the environment. We also promoted the Zero Garbage campaign and the separation of solid waste.

With 7 sessions, 151 students from Telebachillerato Comunitario Saúz de Guadalupe and Emsad 03 de las Trancas, Concá, Arroyo Seco, were oriented with environmental awareness topics such as: the environmental services provided by forests, climate change, separation of solid waste and the dissemination of the Zero Garbage campaign. We also encouraged them to carry out actions such as: collection campaigns for recyclable materials, vegetable gardens, and home visits to promote the sanitation and conservation of ecosystems among the population.

During this period and as part of the environmental awareness campaign, 1,010 Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve anniversary magazines, 478 posters on solid waste separation, 456 Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve anniversary posters, 1,185 "Zero Garbage" campaign stickers, 1,115 newspapers with the Ecological Panorama theme were handed out to students in environmental awareness sessions. 

In order to raise awareness of environmental issues among the adult population and generate climate action for conservation, 31 community meetings were held, attended by 717 people from 31 communities in the region's municipalities. In coordination with the directors of the community schools and another allied foundation that partially sponsors the school reforestation program, 20,000 saplings were delivered to 35 communities in the four municipalities of Landa de Matamoros, Pinal de Amoles, Arroyo Seco and Jalpan de Serra, with the aim of raising awareness among the population about the care and conservation of the forests. This delivery benefited 1,452 people.       

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Environmental Education Report 


During the months of April, May and June we conducted 48 environmental awareness sessions for a total of 772 students, of which 357 were boys and 415 girls at the elementary level with the theme: ecological panorama, highlighting the importance of water, 415 didactic packets were delivered. And 191 men and 173 women were attended, with a total of 364 students from 5 middle school institutions, addressing the topic of climate change and everything related to the Zero Garbage campaign.


Camp "Best Practices in Food Production"

The camp "Best Practices in Food Production" was held in the facilities of Centro Tierra and Rancho Suelo Vivo, with the participation of 16 young people and their tutor, from the Universidad Tecnológica San Juan del Río, Jalpan Unit. The objective of the camp is to enrich knowledge on environmental issues and share with the young people tools for sustainable living.
A two-day agenda was developed with the participation of experts from Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda I.A.P., in which relevant topics were taught such as:


- Biodiversity of the region through the video Ark of Life.
- environmental awareness
- Zero Garbage campaign
- ecoclub youth movement


The young people enjoyed socializing and exchanging ideas with their peers. At the Rancho Suelo Vivo they took a walk through the forest accompanied by an explanation of the Payment for Environmental Services Program, the capture and fixation of carbon dioxide through trees and the funnel effect for water collection. They also saw the alternatives and solutions to counteract climate change such as regenerative soil management through good livestock management.


They learned about the bio-intensive garden method, composting, and the preparation and planting of seedlings. They identified a variety of products in the greenhouse such as tomatoes of different colors, chard, potatoes, beets, carrots, lettuces, eggplants, etc. Finally they tasted a delicious meal with natural products from the ranch's harvest.

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

During the months of January, February, and March we held 6 webinars with 193 high school-aged students and The National Council for Educational Development (CONAFE).  The topics covered included: environmental awareness, climate change, biodiversity within the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, forest environmental services, and the zero-waste campaign. 

We provided in-person follow-up with 30 students from the community of Saúz de Guadalupe, and 20 from the National Anthem Elementary School in Lobo, on the Zero Waste Campaign, assisting them in carrying out campaigns to collect recyclable materials. 

As always we use sanitary measures given the health contingency, at our in-person events. 

To mark World Water Day, in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, and Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda´s 35th Anniversary, we held the “WATER FORUM”.  The live event took place at Centro Tierra, with 47 students from the Autonomous University of Querétaro prep school, the Technology University of San Juan del Río, and 10 students from the Technical Institute of Querétaro connected virtually. 

The environmental team and the State Water Commission joint program looked like this:

  • Orientation and environmental awareness presented by Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo.
  • Forest environmental services presented by Salvador Sarabia.
  • The biodiversity of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve by the nature photographer, Roberto Pedraza Ruiz
  • Ecological techniques for reducing wastewater and the relationship between water and the forests by Brenda Cárdenas Alvarado and Geographer Octavio Beltrán from the State Water Commission´s Water Culture Office.

We visited 100 vendors from the municipal market, and from the broader region to follow up on and promote the Zero Waste Campaign.  We reminded them that when they sell their products they should avoid the use of plastic bags or single-use items.  They should continue to invite their clients to bring their reusable bags and containers for their purchases, to reduce generating waste.  We also informed them that the municipal rules around solid waste are going into effect soon and that there will be fines and sanctions against those who do not comply with the regulations. 

For our rain barrel project, we have coordinated the formation of 17 committees made up of parents from 9 communities in Arroyo Seco and 8 from Landa de Matamoros.  There are 85 people signed up to serve on committees out of the 311 overall attendees.  These committees will be the link between the school and communities´ participation in activities like the collection of recyclables, the separation of solid waste in homes, community reforestation, and the promotion of the Zero Waste Campaign. 

To spread the word about the Zero Waste Campaign during this health contingency, we distributed 350 posters about the separation of solid waste and 928 decals. 

To emphasize the care of ecosystems, we painted 7 murals in public spaces, around the themes of preventing forest fires and solid waste, and Zero Waste.

 

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PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL

 

Durante los meses de enero, febrero y marzo realizamos 6 webinarios con 193 estudiantes del nivel medio superior y el sector educativo de CONAFE. Desarrollando una agenda de sensibilización y con la participación de expertos en la materia, del grupo ecológico, con los siguientes temas: El tema de sensibilización ambiental, Cambio climático, la Biodiversidad de la Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda, los servicios ambientales que ofrecen los bosques, la campaña de basura Cero.

 Además de dar seguimiento de manera presencial y con las medidas sanitarias al proyecto de basura cero, con la participación de 30 estudiantes del telebachillerato de la comunidad del Saúz de Guadalupe y a 20 alumnos de la escuela primaria Himno Nacional de la comunidad del Lobo, se realizaron campañas de acopio de materiales reciclables.

De igual manera y respetando las medidas de la contingencia sanitaria.

En el marco del día mundial del agua, del aniversario de la Reserva de la biosfera sierra gorda y del grupo ecológico sierra gorda. Se llevó a cabo el “FORO DEL AGUA”, en las Instalaciones del Centro Tierra, con la participación de 47 estudiantes del nivel preparatoria de la UAQ y de la Universidad Tecnológica de San Juan del Río, unidad Jalpan y 10 estudiantes, del ITQ, que se conectaron vía zoom.

Así como con la participación del equipo de la educación ambiental, y personal, de la Coordinación de la CEA. Desarrollando una agenda con los siguientes temas: La sensibilización ambiental, orientada por la Mtra. Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo, Los servicios ambientales que ofrecen los bosques, por el Ing. Salvador Sarabia, La biodiversidad de la reserva de la biosfera sierra gorda, por el fotógrafo de naturaleza, Roberto Pedraza Ruiz y las Enotecnias y la relación del agua y del bosque. Presentado por la Coordinación de Cultura del agua (CEA, Qro). Lic. Brenda Cárdenas Alvarado y el geógrafo Sergio Octavio Beltrán.

Visitamos 100 comerciantes del mercado municipal y de los alrededores de Jalpan, para dar seguimiento y difusión a la campaña de “basura cero”, recordándoles que en la venta de sus productos deben evitar dar bolsas plásticas o residuos de un solo uso, además de seguir invitando a los clientes a llevar su bolsa de mandado y los recipientes necesarios para sus compras y con esto, evitar la generación de más desechables. También informando que próximamente entrará en rigor la aplicación del reglamento municipal de residuos sólidos, en el que se contemplan multas y sanciones para quienes no cumplan con lo estipulado.

Dentro del proyecto de tanques liner, para captación de agua de lluvia, organizamos la integración de 17 comités con padres de familia, 9 comunidades de Arroyo seco y 8 en comunidades de Landa de Matamoros. Sumando 85 personas integrantes de los comités y 311 de los asistentes en general.  Estos comités vincularán la participación de la escuela y la comunidad, en la realización de actividades, tales como: las campañas de acopio de materiales reciclables, la separación de los residuos sólidos en sus hogares, la reforestación comunitaria y la difusión de la campaña cero.

Para reforzar la campaña de difusión de la campaña “Basura cero” dentro de este periodo de contingencia sanitaria, se entregaron 350 carteles de la separación de los residuos sólidos y 928 calcomanías.

Para difundir y hacer más énfasis en el cuidado de los ecosistemas, se pintaron 7 murales en lugares públicos, con los temas prevención de incendios forestales y residuos sólidos.  “Basura Cero”.

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

During the months of August, September, October, and November, the Environmental Education Program had 8 virtual meetings which reached 332 high school students.  Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda delivered the presentation, “Awareness of the Climate Emergency: Local Call to Action” with the following themes: current state of the planet (climate disruption), biodiversity of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, forest environmental services, Zero Waste campaign, and environmental awareness.

With health measures in effect, we held the Nature-Based Solutions Camp at the Tonatico Ranch- School.  Twenty-five students from the Autonomous University of Querétaro participated.  The packed agenda included practices for a healthy life; climate disruption and its consequences; the biodiversity of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve; environmental issues of the region; the campaign to minimize solid waste, with the end goal of Zero Waste.  They went on a forest walk to understand carbon capture and hydrological storage, they learned about regenerative management of soils, organic agriculture, clean eating, how to make preserves, how to establish gardens using the bio-intensive method, and how to make compost and biofertilizers, as well as working in teams.  

In April we visited 102 businesses to continue to spread the word about the campaign to minimize solid waste, with its goal of Zero Waste.  The businesses all responded that they would participate and we also shared the information about the municipal regulation around solid waste (a ban on plastics or single-use packaging). 

Another activity that was very relevant during this period of pandemic life, was sharing information about the virtual learning community center.  30 posters were distributed to 11 educational institutions and placed in public spaces.  The courses advertised are free and they help train people to be employable and train in productive diversification. 

To place greater emphasis on the care of ecosystems, we painted three murals in public places around the theme of Zero Waste.

Taking advantage of the rainy year we had, we delivered a total of 20,915 trees, to 73 communities.  The species list included: privet, ash, different varieties of fan palms and bottle palms, jacarandas, white cedar, red cedar, and rosy trumpet trees. 2,683 people directly benefitted and in this way, we are mitigating climate change. 

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PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL.

Durante los meses de Agosto, Septiembre, Octubre y Noviembre, el Programa de Educación realizó, 8 encuentros virtuales, sensibilizando a 332 jóvenes estudiantes del nivel medio superior. El Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, desarrollo una agenda con el siguiente contenido: Tema: “Sesión de sensibilización ante la emergencia climática: Llamado a la acción local” con los siguientes temas: Estado actual del planeta (Disrupción climática), Biodiversidad de la reserva de la biosfera sierra gorda, Servicios Ambientales Forestales, Campaña "Cero basura" y Sensibilización Ambiental.

De igual manera y respetando las medidas de la contingencia sanitaria se realizó en el Rancho-Escuela Tonatico, el campamento titulado “Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza” en la que participaron 25 jóvenes de diferentes áreas académicas de la universidad autónoma de Querétaro. En éste se desarrolló una nutrida agenda de temas y prácticas para la vida saludable;  como lo son, la disrupción climática y sus consecuencias,  la biodiversidad de la Reserva de la biosfera, sierra gorda, la problemática ambiental  más relevante en la región serrana, y  la difusión de la campaña de minimización con la meta de “basura cero”, se realizó la caminata al bosque para comprender la captura de carbono y captación del agua en los bosques, el manejo regenerativo del suelo, la agricultura orgánica y la alimentación sana, elaboración de conservas, el establecimiento de hortalizas con el método bio-intensivo, elaboración de composta, de biofertilizantes  y el trabajo en equipos.

En abril visitamos 102 comerciantes para continuar con la difusión y promoción de la campaña de minimización de residuos sólidos, que tiene como meta basura cero, a lo que los comerciantes responden estar de acuerdo con su participación en la misma.  También se difundió el contenido del reglamento municipal de residuos sólidos.

Otra de las actividades sumamente relevantes dentro de este periodo de contingencia sanitaria, fue la difusión del Centro comunitario de aprendizaje virtual, 30 carteles entregados a 11 instituciones educativas y en lugares públicos. En la que se ofrece una oferta de cursos gratuitos en apoyo a la capacitación en empleabilidad y diversificación productiva.

Para difundir y hacer más énfasis en el cuidado de los ecosistemas, se pintaron tres murales en lugares públicos, con el tema: “Basura Cero”

También aprovechando las lluvias, se entregaron 20,915 árboles para la reforestación de 73 comunidades, de las especies: Truenos, fresnos, variedad de palmas abanico y cuello de botella, jacarandas, cedros blancos, cedros rojos, y palos de rosa. Beneficiando a 2683, personas. Y de esta manera contrarrestar los efectos del cambio climático.

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Forest walk and activity for youth
Forest walk and activity for youth

During the months of April, May, June and July, the educational program held 22 virtual meetings with 681 elementary, middle and high school teachers and 44 students.  Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda took the attendees through an agenda that touched on the following themes: current state of the planet (climate disruption), biodiversity in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, forest environmental services, the Zero Waste campaign and environmental awareness.

Teachers participated from the municipalities of Jalpan de Serra, Landa de Matamoros, Arroyo Seco, Pinal de Amoles and the Huasteca of San Luis Potosí State.  The student group participated from Caborca, Sonora.  Everyone showed a lot of interest in the presentation and some shared their experience. 

With respect for the health measures created in response to the health contingency, we held a workshop at the Tonatico Ranch School.   24 high-school aged young people participated in the program called, “Nature- based solutions.”  The agenda had many practices for healthy living.  It included a forest walk to discuss the carbon capture and water storage in the Sierra Gorda, regenerative management of soils, organic agriculture, healthy eating, how to make preserves, gardening using bio-intensive methods, biofertilizers, and composting.  The training includes talks about the biodiversity within the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve and environmental threats to the region and the consequences of climate disruption.  We also shared our campaign to minimize waste with the final goal of Zero Waste. 

In April we visited 82 businesses to continue spreading the word about the campaign to reduce waste.  The businesses have made the commitment to avoid the use of single-use products in their sales.  All together we have hung up 80 signs with messages about zero waste. 

We had 12 community meetings with the 154 participants, all taking the necessary precautions, wearing masks and maintaining a safe distance.  In those meetings we talked about the campaign to reduce waste and the prevention of forest fires within the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve communities.

Another very relevant activity during this time, has been the distribution of 5,161 didactic materials to teachers, who through parental committees have distributed them to students.  In this way we have informed students about climate change and the actions that we should take to counteract the warming of the planet. 

Two murals in public spaces were painted in this period emphasizing the need to care for ecosystems, with the words, “Starting forest fires is a Federal Crime.”

344 people participated in 14 clean up campaigns along the main roads in the municipalities of Landa de Matamoros, Japlan de Serra, Arroyo Seco and Pinal de Amoles. 

Taking advantage of the rain, we have up until now delivered 9,085 trees for community reforestation.  The species list includes: trivets, ash, a variety of palm trees, jacarandas, white cedars, red cedars, etc.

Clean-up days -separation of recyclables
Clean-up days -separation of recyclables
Delivery of trees for community reforestation proj
Delivery of trees for community reforestation proj
Virtual meetings- student participants
Virtual meetings- student participants
Visits to businesses  "Zero Waste" Campaign
Visits to businesses "Zero Waste" Campaign
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Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P

Location: Queretaro - Mexico
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