UNA ECOALDEA EN BUENOS AIRES?

Si si, de verdad! Con mi amiga Daniela visitamos un proyecto de vida sustentable llamado Velatropa. Velatropa es un Parque Natural y un Centro Experimental Interdisciplinario de desarrollo ubicado en el predio de Ciudad Universitaria (UBA) de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Profesores y estudiantes de Ciencias Naturales de la UBA hicieron de la ex Villa Rosa de Núñez, una reserva ecológica con casas de adobe, viveros y huerta propia.  Lire la suite

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ALTERNATIVE TOURISM ON THE RIVIERA MAYA?

Malo’Kin – Good day in Maya language.
Feedback to our adventure in Mexico, few months later… Along the crowdy and touristy Mayan Riviera, it is very hard to find alternative tourism opportunities. The picture is composed by huge resorts, private beaches, luxurious trucks, international cuisine, recreational parks including wildlife in captivity, bimbos and lazy wealthy tourists. The controversial side of this business is hundreds of hectares of mangrove and wetlands destroyed, aquifers and rivers contaminated, natural protection against hurricanes cleared, etc. The picture of tourism there is the « all inclusive » packaging. If you go out of the main urban patches of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, you will find adventure, pristine waters and green « Nature », still… For how long?
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ALTER ECO’s Business Model that Makes all Food-chain Intermediates Happy

Alter Eco USA Marketing Manager Mr. Antoine Ambert was interviewed by Sur la Route du Patrimoine Project, San Francisco, USA, May 2013.

About Alter Eco

Alter Eco USA is a pioneer social company engaged to fight for social and economic justice in the food supply chain. It employs about 12 collaborators. Alter Eco was first founded in France by Mr. Tristan Leconte, fond of travels and good food, who tried first to trade fairly the Roibos from South Africa.. As an alternative trading organization, they specialize in the import and distribution of Fair Trade products while directly benefiting farming communities in the Global South. Alter Eco offers only 100% fair trade, organic, non-GMO products and Carbon Zero certified. Alter Eco food offer includes the ancient super grain Royal Quinoa from the Bolivian Andes, Heirloom Jasmine Rice from Northern and Eastern Thailand, Latin America-grown and Swiss-made dark chocolate bars, and unrefined ground Mascobado cane sugar from the Philippines. Lire la suite

TECK – Commitments to Responsible Development of Canada’s Largest Diversified Mining Company

Interview with Ms. Dara Edmonds, Sustainability Programs Officer at Teck on March 12th, 2013

Canada is known for very abundant natural resources. This abundance of natural resources is an engine of economic activity that is essential for many resource-based industries like mining. Mining and its related industries are critical for Canada socio-economic development as for environment and community impacts.  The question now is: How to balance this economical industrial potential with a way of activity align with sustainable development requirements?

Ms. Dara Edmonds is part of sustainability programs office at Teck, a 100-years old company and the largest Canadian diversified natural resources company. She explained their approach to different issues that matter to ensure responsible mining and mineral development. Mining can have significant social, economic and environment impacts. At Teck, their relationship with communities is the foundation of their work and they have developed deep connections to the communities in which they operate. This relationship is critical, both to support the growth of local communities and also to ensure social support exists for its operations and « to have community together to follow our goals ». Teck is committed to consultation and collaboration with local communities that have lived on and occupied the land for generations and generations. Lire la suite