Sustainable Development

FUNDACIÓN AGRESTE bases its work primarily on Sustainable Development, considering its three areas, Environmental Sustainability, Economic Sustainability and Social Equity. All its activities, lectures, Crossings, programs, projects, actions are framed within this objective.

Sustainable development means meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own; is durable over time, efficient and rational use of resources, and equitable benefits.

Normally it is not understood how close are the links between human activities and the environment. To enhance the awareness of society, it must not only understand the physical and biological environment, but also the socioeconomic reality of human development.

Among the difficulties to consider towards this development model is the complexity of problems and situations that are sometimes characteristic of large cities, but also are present or linked to small towns and even in large uninhabited.

The cities have their own complications related to their size: overconsumption, the great generation of waste, overcrowding, lack of green spaces, the various types of pollution: noise, air, etc.

Local economies are severely affected by the lack of sustainability of their activities. This gives rise to marginal spaces that are highly affected: slums on the outskirts of cities (forced to leave their hometowns by the lack of work or services), impoverishment of rural populations, loss of cultural identity of indigenous and Creole communities. The latter precursor for its traditions of sustainable development, and particularly sensitive to mishandling development policies.

FUNDACIÓN AGRESTE seeks to sensitize the general public and take action to address the challenge of creating a balance between ecological and technological developments to improve the quality of life of all inhabitants


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