ABOUT

 

MISSION:
Fundación Kuyabeh is a nonprofit organization focused on providing sustainable development advice to everyone living in the Yucatan Peninsula by bringing awareness to the environmental situation that the modern society has created.

VISION:
To become the leading organization in sustainable development education, improving human interaction with the ecosystem.

VALUES:
Empathy, Collaboration, Resilience.

How it is possible that the most intellectual creature to ever walk the planet Earth is destroying its only home?

Jane Goodall

INTRODUCTION

The Yucatan Peninsula is facing the following threats:

  • Lack of information on sustainable development and alternatives.
  • Isolation and disintegration of the native communities.
  • Unconscious consumerism and massive tourism.
  • Unplanned and unrestricted urban sprawl.

Fundacion Kuyabeh is working towards achieving the following:

  • Sustainable development and better community planning
  • Community networking and inclusion.
  • Conscious Living and Eco-Tourism.
  • Environmental Awareness.

               THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AWAY, WHEN WE THROW ANYTHING AWAY IT MUST GO SOMEWHERE.      Annie Leonard

PROGRAM FOR 2017

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.

 

 

ANIMAL WELFARE

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.

FINANCING

Fundacion Kuyabeh is financed through monthly donations, public grants and proceeds from Kuyabeh Hotel and Kuyabeh Spa, which donate $5.00 USD for every one of their customers. Proceeds from the Organic Market and Sustainability School are assigned to Fundacion Kuyabeh.

If you want to learn more on how to support Fundation Kuyabeh, contact us and we will design a giving back program specially for you.

Donations

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

SPORTS GEAR FOR THE LOCAL TEEN TEAMS

BICYCLES FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

CLOTHES AND TOYS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

CLOTHES AND SHOES FOR WARM WEATHER

SWEATERS AND BLANKETS FOR WINTER

FOOD SUPPLIES FOR THE ELDERS

DOG AND CAT FOOD FOR ANIMAL SHELTERS

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