Cargill and Isla Urbana promote sustainable water management at Mexico City and Yucatán with "Tláloc Project"
This project has promoted the collection of rain in communities of Mexico City in the last three years and, recently, in the southern cone of Yucatan.
The leading company in the agri-food sector has donated more than two million pesos to improve water access to people with the greatest need.
(Mexico City), April 2, 2018 - Cargill Mexico confirms its social commitment and promotes sustainable water management through the installation of rainwater collection systems in communities of Mexico City and recently in several municipalities of the cone South of Yucatan.
Cargill Mexico together with Isla Urbana and Educampo, installed 19 rainwater collection systems in the Mayan communities where the beneficiaries of the Educampo Mayab program live. The event served to conclude the work that during the last 5 years Cargill and Educampo developed in the southern cone of Yucatan.
This is the first time that the Tláloc project has been carried out in the state of Yucatan, where it was very well received by the beneficiaries, who for years have suffered from water scarcity in the region.
In addition to these activities in the south of the country, the initiative has supported the community of Santa Rosa, west of Mexico City, where last year five work brigades were organized, with the participation of 64 volunteers, along with 31 family and friends, donating a total of 760 hours of volunteering. As a result of these activities, 72 water collection systems were installed in the same number of homes, and 9 water collection systems were installed in schools in the locality.
Likewise, in this framework the program "Carpa Azul" has been carried out twice, which is an environmental education initiative of Isla Urbana, where, through education, art and empathy, it is sought to detonate rainwater harvesting and a culture for the care of the environment in children and young people.
Cargill's Corporate Responsibility strategy is based on applying its knowledge and global experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges in the locations where it operates.
The company is committed to feeding a world population in full growth, while protecting the planet and supporting projects that promote sustainable agricultural practices, provide training for environmental conservation, and protect and improve access to water.
For its part, Isla Urbana is an organization dedicated to developing rainwater harvesting in Mexico, through an interdisciplinary team of designers, engineers and sociologists, who work to offer the best solutions for rainwater harvesting specifically in the Mexican context.
Cargill Mexico has donated more than three and a half million pesos for the implementation of the Tláloc project, which is an important part of the company's Corporate Responsibility strategy in support of the communities.
Joselyn Ortega, Phone number: 5511057429, [email protected]
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