Costa Verde Sustainable Resource Center

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit • Mexico

Costa Verde Sustainable Resource Center ignites a learning community, encouraging residents to search for and solve the problems relevant to our community.

The idea of Costa Verde began as a school, but immediately everyone involved realized they needed to make a more significant contribution to the surrounding community. Costa Verde created the Sustainable Resource Center to serve the local community.

The Sustainable Resource Center provides information on how local residents can contribute to the cause of environmentalism and instigate their own response. It is a place to find books. It is a place to discuss. It is a place where people find the spark to ignite change.


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Projects at Our Sustainable Resource Center

THE LEARNING COMMUNITY

One of the most important parts of our Sustainable Resource Center: horizontal relationships and team work. CVIS provides a setting for all the people of Sayulita to come together and participate in a Learning Community: a group of people getting together to share knowledge. Already key figures in the town have been invited to take part in this educational experience. There have been several successful meetings already and everyone is excited to see what will evolve in the future. Participating already are a local herbalist, a biologist, a carpenter, and an anthropologist, all sharing their different points of view.

With the primary purpose of connecting, knowing each other’s capabilities and necessities and proving a space for hosting the weekly reunions, the LC work has developed a plan to grow trees in the elementary schools of Sayulita to later hand them to the middle school for planting involving the different schools in town in environmental activities.

GARDEN CONSORTIUM

We are planning a congress on education and sustainability in the region for 2009 where we expect to have the presence of local national and international agricultures, environmentalists and speakers. The congress will be focused on how to incorporate the green theme into the education curriculum. Some of the confirmed workshops are:

  • Importance of school garden and it’s pedagogic spectrum
  • Passive consumers to active learners (media literacy)
  • Weaving social nets (connecting the school with ONG’s for curriculum development)

LIBRARY

In an effort to bring modern ecology to Sayulita, Costa Verde maintains a library of books on ecology, "green" building, and the climate crissis, as well as contact information for numerous ecological builders and materials. Some of the titles include ways to approach sustainable building, bio-intensive gardening and farming, energy saving habits, water resources in the region, herbolaria , etc. Also check out "Resources" section to find online resources.

EVENTS - ECOLOGY FAIR

Last May we held our first bio-regional fair at Costa Verde IS. It was a free public event that included the presence of the Punta Mita middle school with a stand informing the attendants of the virtues of vemiculture. There where environment related workshops for kids and a traditional Mexican ensemble from the coast of Veracruz.

RECYCLING

The CVSRC has been working with Riviera Recicla on the regional recycling program which involves associations such as Punta Mita Foundation and PEACE. Representatives of the SRC have assisted in orchestrating the recycling of plastic and card board.

GREEN RENTALS

The Sustainable Resource Center has begun a campaign to "green" the local rental homes. Without any big hotels, Sayulita travelers are dependent upon the local homes offered for rent by vacant owners and "snow birds." The CVSRC is currently working with local property managers and owners to figure out ways to green the operation of these houses in a costless way by producing a series of information on ecologic ways to dispose of waste, eco friendly customs such as how to cut on energy consumption, etc.

Several homes are already participating and have been equiped with environmental notices: re-use towels and linens, turn off the lights and ac, conserve water, use recycling can, use compost bin, and this house uses environmentally friendly cleaning supplies.

Last updated: April 28, 2017 · Charity ID: 211

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16Aug2015
Downtown Puerto Vallarta to Pilot Recycling Program

NotiVallarta

The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta is refining the details to implement a program of Urban Waste Separation and Recycling to begin on a pilot basis in the downtown area of the city.

17May2015
Beach Cleaning Effort at Islas Marietas Nets Trash, New Awareness of Waste Management

OVC Riviera Nayarit

The first official Beach Cleanup Network event for the Islas Marietas brought to light several topics worthy of further analysis, in particular the need for more public awareness regarding waste management.

19Sep2012
Puerto Vallarta Ramps Up Ecological Offerings

Fideicomiso de Turismo de Puerto Vallarta

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02Jun2012
Sayulita School Announces Surf-A-Thon Fundraiser

Virtual Vallarta

The Costa Verde International School in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit, has just announced the Surf-A-Thon 2012, a fundraising event to take place alongside the upcoming National Paddleboard Championship, on Saturday, June 9.

21Feb2012
Costa Verde Scholarship Fundraiser

Sayulita Dream Weddings

The Fifth Annual Costa Verde International School Scholarship Fundraiser, Carribean Beach Party, will be held on Wednesday, February 22, on the beach in Sayulita.

23Jun2017
UNESCO to Include Gulf of California Islands in List of Endangered Heritage

Notimex

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will analyze next July the enlisting of the site comprised of the “protected islands and areas of the Gulf of California,” in Mexico, to its list of World Heritage in Danger.

18May2017
The Unstoppable Destruction of the World’s Forests

Inter Press Service

The world’s ancient forests are in crisis - a staggering 80 per cent have already been destroyed or degraded and much of what remains is under threat from illegal and destructive logging.

01May2017
Overfishing Threatens Gulf of California Ecosystem

Science Times

According to the collection of data by the researchers, overfishing is stretching the fishing capacity of the region that supplies 75% of fish for Mexico.

14Apr2017
Fishermen in Nayarit Lobby for Mangrove Protection

Al Jazeera

Mexico has the fourth highest number of mangroves in the world and millions depend on them for their livelihoods. Fishermen have joined a government fight to stop mangroves from being destroyed.

27Mar2017
World Landmarks Go Dark for 10th Annual Earth Hour

News Talk

Major landmarks across the globe turned off their lights for sixty minutes Saturday night to mark Earth Hour, a worldwide event that aims to draw attention to climate change caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants.

09Mar2017
Mangrove Alliance Announced at World Ocean Summit

The Yucatan Times

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07Mar2017
How a Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

National Geographic

Felix Finkbeiner is 19 - and Plant-for-the-Planet, the environmental group he founded, together with the UN’s Billion Tree campaign, has planted more than 14 billion trees in more than 130 nations.

02Mar2017
CleanSeas Campaign Declares War on Ocean Plastic

Inter Press Service

The #CleanSeas campaign is a global movement targeting governments, industry and consumers to urgently reduce the production and excessive use of plastic that is polluting the earth’s oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health.

24Feb2017
With Oceans in Danger, Cabo Pulmo Shows the Way

Al Jazeera

A world ocean summit is being held in Bali, where experts are trying to find how we can enjoy our oceans without destroying them. One village in Mexico could point the way.

18Feb2017
Biosphere Reserves in Mexico Expand Conservation

Island Conservation

In December, Mexico announced the establishment of three new biosphere reserves that will conserve over 2.7 million acres, 21 islands, 97 islets, and the surrounding marine areas. The Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve will protect islands and the marine environment along the Baja California peninsula.

28Jan2017
Securing a Bold and Prosperous Future for Our Ocean

National Geographic

The ocean is powerful, but not invincible. It is rich, but not inexhaustible. For humans to thrive in the coming centuries, we will have to be smarter about how we approach the 70 percent of our planet the ocean covers.

03Jan2017
Climate Change 2016: The Year the Future Arrived

Truthout

We live on a very complicated and dangerous planet that is worthy of great respect and awe. The past year's advances in climate science should urge us to put that respect and awe into practice, taking definitive action against global warming.

27Dec2016
Mexico Tourism Board Supports Continued Protection of the Country's Biodiversity

Mexico Tourism Board

The thirteenth annual Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Cancun was the setting for the launch of Mexico Tourism Board’s new campaign focused on the country’s biodiversity and its wealth in terms of nature, culture and gastronomy.

26Dec2016
Mazatlan Opens Largest Shark Tank in Latin America

Mazatlan Messenger

After more than 6 years Mazatlan’s locals and visitors can finally visit the biggest shark tank in Latin America.

16Dec2016
Tulum's Comunite Festival Will Donate Its Proceeds to Preserving Coral Reefs

Thump

Since its inception, the Comunite Festival in Tulum, Mexico has made a name for itself by supporting audacious environmental and social causes. This year, the festival will donate its proceeds to Restore Coral in order to preserve the Caribbean coral reefs.

08Dec2016
Mexico Creates 4 New Protected Biological Reserves

The Associated Press

Mexico's president signed decrees creating four new biological reserves and five other protected areas this week, setting aside about 160 million acres for environmental conservation.

03Dec2016
Murdered Honduran Activist Berta Caceres Named UN 'Champion of the Earth'

Agence France-Presse

Berta Caceres, a Honduran activist murdered early this year, was posthumously awarded Friday one of the UN's top prizes for the inspiration she gave in standing up to powerful interests.

04Nov2016
Forests, Locals Harmed in Mexico's Avocado Boom

Agence France-Presse

From toasts to sushi... Avocados are everywhere. But in Mexico, the fruit’s top exporter, illegal farming is destroying the environment and putting people’s health at risk.

23Sep2016
Journey Into the Incredible Cloud Forests of Mexico

Atlas Obscura

Discover why the pristine cloud forests of Mexico - threatened by coffee, logging and climate change - are so special and learn why it's so important to conserve the wild places of the earth.

04Sep2016
Vertical Gardens Raise Green Awareness in Mexico

Food&Wine

Mexico City seeks to combat pollution and improve its urban landscape with a project modifying hundreds of pillars supporting elevated roads with vertical gardens.

27Aug2016
LatAm Environmentalists Are an Endangered Species

Mongabay

Murders over land disputes have been on the rise worldwide, but the problem is especially severe in Latin America. Conflict over surging development in the region’s remote corners is a driving factor.

03Aug2016
Pollution Turned This Jalisco River Into a Toxic Hell

VICE News

After years of watching the authorities fail to acknowledge the seriousness of the problem, desperate locals are now intensifying their calls for action.

31Jul2016
Farmers in Mexico Are Giving Nighttime Firefly Tours to Preserve Their Forests

Quartz

Fireflies’ annual mating ritual is one of nature’s most stunning events, and a small farming community in Mexico wants tourists to see it.

18Jul2016
Seeds Smuggled from Mexico May Cause Extinctions

CCTV America

When we think of global threats of extinction, exotic animals usually come to mind. But many rare plants also are at risk of disappearing forever.

22Jun2016
2015 Was the Worst Year on Record for Killings of Land and Environmental Defenders

GlobalWitness.org

For the new report On Dangerous Ground, Global Witness documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of journalists killed in the same period.

04Jun2016
'Go Wild for Life' on World Environment Day 2016

WED2016.com

This year’s theme for WED – Go Wild for Life – encourages you to celebrate all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations.

02Jun2016
Closing the Gaps in Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

Inter Press Service

Because of their biological wealth, Mexico, Central America and the Amazon rainforest – which is shared by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela – are the main sources of trafficked plant and animal species in the region.

25May2016
REDD+ Needs Clarity - Not Confusion - in Chiapas

EcoLogic Development Fund

An introduction to the Lacandon indigenous group and their history as strong forest stewards in Mexico’s Lacandon Jungle.

09May2016
Mexican Indigenous Environmental Activist Named Prisoner of Conscience

Amnesty International

A Mexican man unfairly imprisoned in what appears to be a punishment for his peaceful activism against illegal logging must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said as it named him a “prisoner of conscience.”

01May2016
Protecting Forests and the People Who Protect Trees

TakePart

Conserving forests and protecting forest activists need to become priorities in the global fight against climate change, says a coalition of activists, scientists, and nongovernmental groups.

23Apr2016
175 States Sign Landmark Deal on Climate Change

The Associated Press

The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures.

21Apr2016
Why the World Needs Women on Earth Day & Beyond

The Huffington Post

On Earth Day, we have to ask: who owns the Earth? Who is making the decisions that are fundamental to the health of our planet? The answer is not necessarily women.

15Apr2016
Protecting Forests in Mexico Reaps Lasting Rewards

World Bank

This inspiring story of a single mom, her entrepreneur sons and a united community explains why the sustainable management of forests is good for the planet and makes good economic sense.

10Apr2016
Residents Halt Cancun Developers to Protect and Revive a Beloved Mangrove

openDemocracy

The residents of Cancun reacted and moved to protect and restore what was left of the beloved mangrove forest that has been recently targeted by developers and the Mexican government.

22Mar2016
World Water Day Highlights the Need for Safe Water

CCTV News

March 22nd marks World Water Day, and this year, we look at how using water wisely is everyone’s business.

09Feb2016
Worth Protecting: Mexico's Marismas Nacionales

AIDA

This living, breathing community, extending 2,000 square kilometers through Nayarit and Sinaloa states, is the largest mangrove forest on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Despite the importance of this rich environment, the Marismas Nacionales are at risk.

28Jan2016
The Ocean's Future Could All Hinge on One Woman

TakePart

Even though world leaders ignored marine conservation in Paris, Sylvia Earle is optimistic. “For the first time in all of our history,” she said, “children are growing up in a world where we know what we’re doing to the planet.”

04Jan2016
Latin America's Illegal Wildlife Trade to US Is Booming

VICE News

When it comes to newsworthy stories about the illegal wildlife industry, Chinese demand for ivory or rhino horn tends to grab headlines. But often overlooked is American demand for illegal goods, which is fueling an enormous amount of wildlife trafficking in Central and South America.

19Dec2015
Mexico Is One of the Worst Victims of Deforestation

Al Jazeera

Organized criminal gangs have helped make Mexico one of the worst victims of deforestation in the world. However, a small community is now taking on illegal loggers who used to be supported by gangs to protect their trees.

08Dec2015
Why This Is a Breakthrough Year for the Environment

Environmental Defense Fund

While data suggests that 2015 will likely go down as the hottest year on record, this has also been a year when we’ve made extraordinary environmental progress in five key areas. We have the numbers to prove it.

02Dec2015
Vallarta Activist Has a Lot to Say About Climate Change

Vallarta Saludable A & P

Olympic skier and climate activist Suzy Chaffee joins the calls of millions around the world to ensure binding agreements on climate change by the 200 world leaders during the COP21 2015 Paris conference.

22Nov2015
Unraveling Latin America's Illegal Wildlife Trade

Mongabay

75 to 90 percent of trafficked animals die during transport, but profits are so lucrative that criminals continue emptying Latin America’s forests and oceans.

15Nov2015
Kid Environmentalists Derail a $900M Mixed-Use Development in Cancun Mangroves

Quartz

A group of kids in Cancun, one of Mexico’s hottest resort towns, has stopped the razing of dozens of hectares of mangrove forest for a massive development - for now.

06Nov2015
Trade Is Exploding in Illegal Latin American Wildlife

Mongabay

Millions of tropical birds, sharks, sea cucumbers, totoaba, queen conch, sea turtles, caimans and a vast number of other animals are falling victim to wildlife trafficking.

09Sep2015
Low Score for Mexico from Ocean Health Index

Riviera Maya News

Among the 221 countries and regions recently evaluated by Ocean Health Index, Mexico ranked 155. According to their appraisal, Mexico’s low score is the result of the over-exploitation of fishing and pollution.

22Jun2015
'Paz Paz Bus' Is Taking a Message of Ecological Awareness to Rural Mexico

Al Jazeera

Driving through the most remote regions of Mexico, the artists driving the "Paz Paz Bus" are working to transform the struggling rural communities in Mexico.

13May2015
Environmental Authorities Seize Gallons of Stewed Iguana in Morelos State

The Guardian

Mexican environmental authorities say they seized 8.5 gallons of stew made of Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas, a protected species considered threatened in Mexico.

16Apr2015
Map Shows Mexico Has a Shockingly High Number of Threatened and Endangered Species

Business Insider

A map of the countries with the most threatened mammal species shows that Mexico, with 101 threatened mammals, is one of the countries with the most.

08Mar2015
The Fight Against Illegal Logging on Behalf of Mexico's Monarch Butterflies

Fronteras Desk

The Monarch butterfly is an icon in Mexico. You’ll see its image plastered on airport terminals, replicated in women’s fashion and printed on currency. But Mexico hasn’t always done an exemplary job protecting the butterfly.

10Jan2015
Hopeful Lessons from the Battle to Save Rainforests

TEDGlobal

"Save the rainforest” is an environmental slogan as old as time — but Tasso Azevedo catches us up on how the fight is actually going these days.

07Jan2015
New Web Portal Aims to Tame the Lionfish Invasion

PNJ.com

Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute and NOAA have announced the launch of an Invasive Lionfish Web Portal aimed at arming the fishery community and public with the latest details to the combat the invasive species in the Atlantic and Gulf region.

05Jan2015
Scientists Rally to Protect Pacific Bluefin Tuna

CCTV America

Japanese scientists are exploring ways to prevent the extinction of Pacific bluefin tuna, one of the most over-fished species in the world.

08Dec2014
LatAm Announces Plans to Fight Climate Change

Reuters

Eight Latin American countries have announced an initiative to restore 20 million hectares of degraded forest and farmland, seeking to use this land to store carbon in natural vegetation and cut emissions that cause global warming.

17Nov2014
8% of the World's Natural Resources in Danger

Television del Sur

UNESCO’s danger-list includes Mexico’s butterfly reserve and elephants and serves as a call to conservation of world heritage sites.

10Nov2014
Study: Global Warming Worsening Watery Dead Zones

Associated Press

Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it’s only going to get worse, according to a new study.

04Nov2014
There Are 2,584 Endangered Species in Mexico

The Yucatan Times

Mexico is a country rich in wildlife and makes up about 10 percent of the species living in the world; at least half of these are endemic. Unfortunately many of these species are endangered or at risk.

30Sep2014
State of Sonora Toxic Spill a Turning Point for Mexico's Environmental Movement?

IBTimes

Anger continues to simmer in Mexico nearly two months after the country underwent what many have acknowledged to be its worst mining-related disaster in history. But the incident may also mark a critical juncture for environmental reform in Mexico, which has remained stalled for several years.

18Sep2014
Thousands Gear Up for the People's Climate March

Moyers

On Sunday, Sept. 21, a climate march through midtown Manhattan will kick off a week of high-profile climate events in the Big Apple.

09Aug2014
Teenager Invents a Machine That Could Solve One of Ocean's Biggest Problems

Mic Network

Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old from the Netherlands, designed a floating structure that could mop up 70,000 metric tons of plastic from the northern Pacific Ocean. Talk about being a boy genius.

01Aug2014
The Empty Aquarium: Mexico's Sea of Cortez Is Running Out of Fish

Fusion

Located in between mainland Mexico and the Baja California Peninsula, the Sea of Cortez has been called the "Aquarium of the World;" it's home to over 950 varieties of fish and 30 species of marine mammals. But this maritime treasure and the creatures that call it home are in danger.

16Jun2014
Can Underwater Art Save the Ocean's Coral Reefs?

Smithsonian.com

Jason deCaires Taylor has created artificial reefs - statues placed anywhere from four to nine meters underwater - to encourage ecosystems to take hold and flourish. The statues are almost as diverse as the ecosystems they hope to foster.

08Jun2014
World Oceans Day 2014: World's Most Polluted Seas Revealed

IBTimes

According to World Wide Fund for Nature, more than 80% of marine pollution is caused by land-based activities that cause oil spills, fertilizers and toxic chemical runoff and the discharge of untreated sewage.

01Jun2014
Aquanauts to Live Under the Sea for 31 Days in Environmental Research Mission

ITN

An undersea habitat has become home for six divers for 31 days, as they take to the ocean for an underwater research mission in Florida.

08May2014
Deficiencies in Cabo Dorado Environmental Impact Assessment Brought to Light

Natural Resources Defense Council

Heeding the calls of civil society and concerned citizens, Mexico’s environmental authority is holding a public information meeting on Cabo Dorado – the massive tourism and real-estate complex proposed just north of and adjacent to Cabo Pulmo National Park

26Apr2014
The Dilemma of Mexico's Sea Cucumbers

PSU.edu

Although sea cucumbers are barely consumed in Mexico, high demand in China fueled overfishing of the sea cucumbers in Yucatán waters and has greatly depleted the sea cucumber population in the area.

24Mar2014
Sea Shepherd Uncovers the Next Great Extinction

OneGreenPlanetNews

With global shark populations being driven towards extinction, this is not just a China issue, but a global issue and we are all responsible.

20Mar2014
LatAm Nations Agree to Combat Climate Change

Agencia EFE

Participants in the 19th Latin American and Caribbean Environment Ministers Forum, held in Los Cabos, Mexico, agreed to promote a program of regional cooperation on climate change in areas of common interest.

05Mar2014
US, Mexico Partner to Save the Colorado River Delta

Environmental Defense Fund

The Colorado’s delta was once a landscape of plenty, the basis of rural economic activity and local employment. Tourism, recreational hunting, sport and commercial fishing – all have been lost to overuse and over exhaustion of a limited resource. Now we are taking a major step to right that wrong.

05Dec2013
Giving #ClimateThanks for the Holidays

EcoWatch

This Thanksgiving, people around the country who had felt some of the most severe impacts of climate change came together to thank people taking action - in large and small ways - to try to stop the unfolding catastrophe.

25Nov2013
Help Save Mexico's Endangered Vaquita Porpoise

Save The Whales

Take a decisive step to save the vaquita - a porpoise threatened by extinction - and to promote sustainable fisheries in the upper Gulf of California for the benefit of fishers and their families.

22Nov2013
Watch Earth's Forests Disappear Before Your Eyes

TakePart

Want to see exactly how awful deforestation really is? You actually do - because this video is as mesmerizing to watch as it is alarming to comprehend.

05Nov2013
GM Mexico Improves Environment One Tree at a Time

GM Mexico

Four facilities in Mexico demonstrated their commitment by organizing several tree planting events in 2013 where more than 8,000 trees have been planted by GM employees.

31Oct2013
Calamity Calling: What if We Lost the Amazon?

Global Post

The Amazon rainforest is best known for its vibrant wildlife and endless canopy. But it also plays a key role in the world’s climate. It generates rainclouds that water some of the world’s most productive farmlands. But the world’s largest rainforest is now in trouble.

24Sep2013
Mexico Govt Pushes for Sustainable Lobster Harvest

EFE

Mexico's government took steps this month to protect fisheries in the Caribbean region in response to requests from fishermen who are pushing for more sustainable lobster harvests.

11Sep2013
Scientists: If You Want to Conserve Biodiversity, Protect Latin America

Inter Press Service

A team of scientists who analyzed the richness of plant species around the world concluded that the ecosystems in need of immediate protection in order to meet 2020 conservation goals are largely concentrated in Latin America.

10Jul2013
Students Touring on The Big Green Bus Help Spread Environmental Awareness

WLOX

A dozen college students are touring America, sharing lessons about the benefits of "going green" and learning about the various environmental issues facing different communities.

08Jul2013
Coral Calamity: Will Reefs Really Die Off by 2100?

TakePart

More bad news for coral reefs: If nothing is done to reduce carbon emissions, there may be nowhere left in the world's ocean where they can survive, new research suggests.

20Jun2013
Tell Mexico: Stop Killing Endangered Sea Turtles

Center for Biological Diversity

Each year at least 2,000 endangered loggerhead sea turtles are caught by shark and halibut fishermen off the southern peninsula of Mexico's Baja California.

12Jun2013
Green Growth: Mexico President Unveils National Climate Change Strategy

SustainableBusiness.com

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has unveiled a National Climate Change Strategy that he says will lead to "green growth" in the country.

10Jun2013
The Government of Mexico Approves Measure to Save World's Rarest Marine Mammal

WWF-Mexico

Mexico has taken a decisive step to save the vaquita - a porpoise threatened by extinction - and to promote sustainable fisheries in the upper Gulf of California for the benefit of fishers and their families.

07Jun2013
Five Mexican Beaches Certified for Eco-Excellence

Presidency of the Republic

Five Mexican beaches have received Blue Flag certification for having global excellence. This certification shows that Mexican beaches are able to compete environmentally with world-class destinations.

04Jun2013
June 8th is World Oceans Day!

WorldOceansDay.org

World Oceans Day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the crucial role the sea plays as sources of food, oxygen and medicine. It was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008 and is observed on June 8 each year.

05May2013
New Mexican Law Protects All Coastline Nesting Grounds of Sea Turtles

Hngn

Mexico had recently passed a law that provides protection to the nesting grounds of the sea turtles. In the past, only those considered as sanctuaries and reserves are protected by the government but now, all sites are covered.

24Apr2013
Report: Last 3 Decades of 20th Century Hotter Than Anytime in 1,400 Years

Common Dreams

A groundbreaking new report published Sunday by Nature Geoscience found that average worldwide temperatures over the past thirty years were "higher than any other time in nearly 1,400 years."

21Apr2013
Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

EarthDay.org

Every year on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.

11Apr2013
When Global Warming Melts Your Backyard, Things Get Real - Fast

TakePart

This short video is among the most salient storytelling that illustrates just how fast warming temperatures are changing life in the north.

02Apr2013
Help Greenpeace Save the Pacific's Endangered Leatherback Turtles

Greenpeace.org

Endangered leatherback turtles migrate 6,000 miles across the Pacific each year, and at the end of their journey looms a deadly threat.

21Mar2013
Gray Whales Find Refuge on Mexico's Pacific Coast

EFE

Gray whales have found a safe place to breed on Mexico's coast, where programs have been implemented to try to bring the marine mammals back from the brink of extinction.

13Mar2013
Unparalleled Access To California Gray Whales at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico

CBS Local

Those who have visited say there’s simply no place on earth quite like Laguna San Ignacio, in Mexico’s southern Baja Peninsula.

09Oct2012
Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction

The Video Project

'Call of Life' tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before.

21Sep2012
Lacking Controls, Mexico Becomes a Haven for Illegal Fishing

Inter Press Service

The authorities in Mexico seem to have thrown in the towel in the fight against illegal fishing, which is hurting fisheries, the environment, and incomes.

19Sep2012
Celebrate Sustainability During Follow the Frog Week

Rainforest Alliance

To let consumers know how they can support a healthier future for people and the planet, the Rainforest Alliance has launched its second annual week-long campaign that encourages individuals and businesses to celebrate sustainability by taking even one small step toward a more sustainable lifestyle.

30Jul2012
WWF Applauds Mexico's Ecological Efforts

The News

The World Wildlife Fund, or WWF, praised the participation of businesses, citizens and federal and local governments in environmentally friendly actions as a part of its Earth Hour campaign.


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