Merida Verde’s work is carried out through specific working groups and special projects. A summary of each follows.
If you are interested in joining any of these working groups write to [email protected]
In 1970, before the days of Twitter, Facebook or email, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson was frustrated in his effort to arouse environmental concerns and indignation. But while reading about anti-Vietnam War teach-ins on college campuses across the country, an idea came to him…environmental teach-ins combined with civic actions.
We have conducted individual and group actions to reduce CO2 levels. These include projections of documentaries, vigils, protests, campaigns and a close relationship with the organization 350.org
We conduct workshops and courses for people interested in growing at home fresh, and healthy food while promoting local networks and solidarity economy.
Workshops and advice to individuals and institutions are held to promote the composting practice that prevents contamination and contributes to the family income.
Our current priority is to explore and promote polices and action to reduce use of plastic bags, possibly even bag bans. (This piece is still being developed).
We have planted around 1000 trees througout the city and are currently about to launch a major program in Centro (this piece is still being developed).
Native Seeds of Yucatan Peninsula
Merida Verde has a big interest in the conservation of biodiversity and the defense of food sovereignty. Therefore, we have participated in different activities related to seeds, local agriculture and Maya culture. We have visited many times the School of Ecological Farming U Yits Ka’an, located in Mani. In 2012, we participated actively in the campaign against transgenics organized by Ma OGM and Greenpeace in the archaeological site of Dzibilchatún.
Automobile Tunnel at Paseo de Montejo, Glorieta de la Paz
In 2011, the City announced its intention to facilitat traffic movement by constructing a tunnel at one of the major rundabouts on the magnificent tree-lined Paseo de Montejo and its extensión, a facility beloved by the region´s citizens as their crown jewel.