Comunidades SOStenibles

Climate Reality Incubator 2022 Program- Comunidades SOStenibles


Problem Statement

Morelia is located in one of the most contrasting hydrographic basins, while the capital suffers from constant flooding, the lower basin runs out of water for a third of the year and suffers the consequences of the desiccation of the lake, while a few families from the upper zone live in abundance, hundreds of fishing families have been left without a livelihood. We are in an area where heat islands have already been identified and the effects of climate change are being suffered.

Proposed Solution 

Environmental justice is not a unique benefit of citizens with better incomes or life opportunities, it is not a random fact but a right that we must guarantee to all citizens. Academics, institutions, civil associations, companies and citizens in different efforts have discussed and exposed the development of eco-technologies and practices (ancestral and innovative) for the use of natural resources and waste management as one of the fundamental strategies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.


Environmental education is a process that enables people to research environmental issues, become involved in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, individuals gain a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the tools to make informed and responsible decisions.


The impacts of community organization, the use of eco-technologies, the generation of alternative sources of employment and the establishment of food, energy and water self-sufficiency are recognized throughout the world as fundamental actions in the adoption of sustainable development models.

In Michoacán, the Metropolitan Zone of Morelia (Morelia, Tarímbaro and Charo) sustains 21% of the population of the state (Source: INEGI XIV Population Census and Housing 2020), families seeking to improve their quality of life due to difficulties in accessing basic services (drinking water, food, energy, health, education, well-paid jobs, communication) and transportation.


Hub Activities:

Train 200 high school or higher education youth from the Metropolitan Area of Morelia in basic concepts of environmental education, community development and resilience, as well as trigger sustainable production projects from rural or suburban school centers at the end of one year.


Our specific goals are:

1. Identify and define a strategic and accessible space for rural residents and students within the Metropolitan Area of Morelia.

2. Adapt the defined space in a transdisciplinary process.

3. Train at least 200 students and/or inhabitants in the creation of community gardens (vegetables, fruit trees and medicinal), food production, rainwater capture, water treatment and recirculation, management and use of solid waste, use of energy alternatives, mixed nurseries and pollinating gardens.

4. Promote at least two environmental, productive and socially responsible projects through trained youth, allied educational centers or with similar key actors in the Metropolitan Area of Morelia.


Long-Term Objective:

One of the long-term objectives is based on measuring the development of university projects. The specialists of the team will contribute as advisors to guide the participants in the achievement of their own personal projects, enabling them to acquire competencies and practice their professional skills.



  • Protect the planet: preserve biodiversity, conserve nature, promote sustainable consumption and more.

  • Reskill for the future: provide people with quality education