The Grupo Argos Foundation fosters environmental education through its conservation programs
2/20/2019 9:34:40 AM
Medellin, January 25th, 2019. Grupo Argos is committed to the environment. It fosters preservation, restoration, biodiversity protection and environmental education in different communities of Colombia. This is done through the Grupo Argos Foundation’s conservation programs of such as Huella Viva, Verde Vivo and Conservamos la vida.
"In commemoration of the International Environmental Education Day, the Grupo Argos Foundation ratifies its constant commitment to the conservation of the environment. Likewise, we must highlight the commitment and educational work of the communities, which play a fundamental role in each of the programs, which contributes to achieving our goals," said Ana Mercedes Villegas, executive director for the Grupo Argos Foundation.
With the Huella Viva program, we foster a comprehensive management of the territories in the Northern Samana, Cocorna and the Nare basins in the Magdalena Medio area of the Antioquia province. One of the most recent results of this program was to get families from eastern Antioquia to implement strategies in their farms to adapt to the behavior of felines, such as pumas and jaguars, so that they are no seen as a threat to these communities.
For its part, the Verde Vivo program, which is carried out by Celsia, an energy subsidiary of Grupo Argos, seeks to raise awareness on caring for natural resources, in order to promote an environmental culture in educational institutions. Verde Vivo is now in 182 schools in 33 towns in Colombia and has impacted around 60,000 students and 1,200 teachers.
With the Conservamos la Vida program, and with the help of important allies, we seek to ensure the preservation of the Andean Bear in the Western Mountain ridge. To do so, we have implemented strategies to reduce the area impacted by the productive activities of the farmers. We have also carried out environmental education processes, which are aimed at the bear conservation families, students, teachers and parents.