Yucatan peninsula is facing social and environmental problems related to urban sprawl, lack of legislation enforcement, and massive migration to the cities. Fundacion Kuyabeh focuses on projects that provide holistic solutions which sustain through time, and can also be monitored and assessed:
SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT
Our goal is that every household receives proper training on Sustainable Waste Management, which include how to compost organic waste, how to recycle, and how to dispose urban waste properly.
We provide Recycling Containers for each community, and we monitor the final destination of the urban waste that cannot be recycled. We also encourage people to reduce their use of disposable materials in favor of returnable and reusable containers, focusing on a Zero Waste policy.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION
We encourage organic food production, using compost from the Waste Management program. We work the Organic Garden in Kuyabeh as a training area for using the adequate techniques for growing fruits and vegetables in Yucatan.
We provide nutritional advice to reduce the recurrence of processed food in our diet. We produce and sell organic pest control and fertilizer, and refuse the use of agrochemicals.
CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION
We encourage people to shift to a carbon-positive lifestyle. We encourage adapting all constructions to require less electricity generated by fossil fuels, by shifting to Wind and Solar power.
We also encourage the use of rain harvesting features. Water is scarce in the Yucatan surface, and the underground rivers are prone to pollution due to the porous limestone ground, that permeates all substances.
Each household needs to use adequate filters before releasing its wastewater. Soil recovery and reforestation are key to climate change mitigation, and we participate actively by planting local trees in collaboration with each.
Local fauna is endangered due habitat loss related to urban sprawl, pollution and introduction of new species. We encourage habitat restoration by planting local flora species.
We protect local bees and we encourage people not to use chemical herbicides or pesticides. Stray cats and dogs are invasive species; we encourage local people to neuter their pets free of charge with the kind support of the local IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).
We actively participate in ocean and beach clean-ups.