Socio – environmental damage is not considered by industries and economists when calculating their profits. But there is an alternative to this current: Real stories of proactive resistance and a development for life.
All the experiences
JARILLAS AND SOCIAL FABRIC
Jarillas, elsewhere better known as Caña Brava (a type of cane), is a reed that usually grows on the marshy banks of rivers. Tlacotal, the Nahuatl name for the place where jarillas grow, is a community in Iztacalco, one of the mayorships in the southeast of Mexico City. The Miramontes River, at that time emblematic […]
The Mezquital Valley, in the Mexican highlands above two thousand meters above sea level, 4 hours north of Mexico City, has been for centuries the most important production area of aguamiel, the sweet juice harvested from magueys, appreciated since the times of the Aztec Empire. The climate, with a lot of sun during the day […]
SOWING WATER AND RECIPROCITY IN THE TERRITORY
“The potato is sad” – this phrase we heard frequently on our tour in the rural area of Chinchero, near Cusco, Peru. Water stress leaves no choice; rural communities, because of the need to adapt water management to the climate crisis, started to plant water: But in order for this resilience not to be directly […]
Gas for everyone
Dario Estrada, born in Tumaco, Colombia, has always had a keen interest in everything related to power generation. During the pandemic, in one of those free moments surfing the internet and watching a video of someone generating gas with drinking water, changed Dario’s life: “gas for everyone!” Instagram en https://www.instagram.com/ecolhemany/ You can support the […]
Beast And Beauty: Extractivism And Good Living
The tentacle of mining extractivism has been present in the southwestern region of Antioquia; but thanks to the resistance from the defense of the territory, predatory greed has not been able to get away with it to date. Resistance goes hand in hand with a dynamic of regeneration towards good living and post development. download […]
My house is the river
Jules´ life revolves around kayaking and rivers, the veins of the territory. He shares his discoveries, from harmony with nature to the river´s tale of developmental tragedies. His socio-environmentally inspired tourism venture is part of a web with different threads of actions and his philosophy of life works for him, always in alliance with others […]
Nature works different from the supermarket
Eating is a political act. Solidarity agriculture, practiced under the name of SoLaWi in Germany as in other European countries, is a possibility of living in coherence with this conviction. A farm and a group of families form an economic community that cares about people and the environment, producing clean, fair and healthy food. Solidarity […]
Women on the hillsides, building city
Adaptation to climate change and resilience to risks has the face of a woman. In the neighborhoods of El Alto and the hillsides of La Paz, women not only train in risk management but also become builders of rainwater harvesting systems. THEY are the ones that guarantee life, building the future.
ABC´s: Classroom forest coexistence
Bosque Escuela Pambiliño (Pambiliño Forest School), project of life of a family in the tropical forest of the Ecuadorian Chocó. A symbiosis between restoration and sustainability of the forest and an alternative education to development.
Chocolate and something else
A farm in the tropical forest of the Ecuadorian Chocó, growing organic cacao and producing delicious chocolate bars, dedicating ninety percent of the land to the conservation and recovery of the ecosystem. Social justice and ecological sustainability, circular and collaborative economy, breaks of paradigms that open new paths.
Where energy flows
AulaViva Tropical is the name of the farm of brothers Jose and Juan Pablo Zarate, located in the plains municipality of Lejanias in the department of Meta – Colombia. The farm is a fairly complete agro-energy model, result of the conviction of the people. Water, sun, biomass and micro-organisms are used, in a friendly and […]
What development are we talking abaut?
The experience of the Tacana II indigenous territory and its organization, in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon, is a faithful testimony of possibilities to defend its vision of development in the face of the threats of extractivism. It is a resistance with dialogue and proposal, asserting their rights, negotiating the coexistence with different logics […]