Eco Vida
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Hurricane Patricia, Oct 20, 2015

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS


We are leading an educational program to help coastal communities prepare for natural disasters.
In late 2015, the category five Hurricane Patricia was tracking toward the central coast of Mexico. Fortunately the point of landfall was at a relatively under populated area between the two large urban centers of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta. People in the path of the hurricane were not well prepared for what came next. Floods, landslides, rockfalls, shattered infrastructure and demolished buildings left people in dire straits. The area is still recovering. Now, Eco Vida is using the experience of Hurricane Patricia as a tool to teach disaster preparedness in the at-risk coastal communities we serve.

ENDANGERED SPECIES

 

 Our work with endangered species is centered Turtle Hatcheries.

 The turtle hatchery will  soon house an outdoor classroom equipt with "clean-tech" systems of solar electric, solar water heating, and a biodigester for converting waste.

CLEAN BEACHES

 

Eco Vida has been a leading member of the Clean Beaches Committee for the last 5 years. We conduct a "beach clean up" event every two weeks at our beaches and participate in other efforts organized by the federal, state and local governments and other non-profits.

WATER QUALITY

 

Our water quality program is centered around our sampling and testing of the local rivers, estuaries, canals, river mouth, and near shore waters. Our aim is to monitor conditions to ensure a healthy mangrove forest and provide imperical data for long-term decision making. We are happy to report that the water quality is excelent and supports a thriving mangrove forest.

MANGROVE PROTECTION

 

 Our mangrove protection program extends from the Pascuales rivermouth up the Armeria river and throughout the estuary network which covers over 70 acres.   Our goal is to remove the destructive elements (trash) that slow the growth of yough mangrove plants. We work to eliminate dumping of waste and sewage, and minimize human impact.  

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

 

Eco Vida believes that education is the key to long term environmental protection, and so we make an environmental lesson part of all our public events. Every two weeks we invite a class of school shildren from Colima to come and enjoy a day with us atthe beach to learn about their local habitat, help clean up the beach, eat some local sea food snacks, and play some beach games. We believe education is the key to a sustainable future.

We care for turtle eggs until they hatch and make it to the sea.

We have educated and inspired thousands of people through our events.

We have participated in global events that raise awareness nad contribute to a better world.

We help ensure that the pristine waters of the Pacific near our home are kept clean and pure.

We promote the growing scientific knowledge on the critical role played by mangroves in combating climate change.

We are creating the next generation of environmental stewards.

We are dedicated to the protection of the natural environment for the enjoyment of all people, present and future.

 

Through conservation, activism and education we strive to create the cleanest possible environment and a higher standard of living for the people we serve.



News & Events

THANK YOU!

  • BEACH CLEAN UP:  Eco Vida's was proud to cooperate on a beach clean up event that streatched from Argentina to the USA border. "YO AMO MI PLAYA" was organized by the Surf Rider Foundations for all of Latin America.  The Squalo Surf company provided prizes for the winners of our local beach games, and the Agua De Coco company provided free refreshments for all our volunteers.   Thanks to all of our sponsors and the Volunteer Youth Group from Tecoman!

 

  • RECENTLY:  A very important Public Opinion Survey was conducted jointly by Eco Vida and the University of Colima students. We gathered information and opinions from the local business owners, the residents and the visiting tourists all along the beach corridor. Survey questions centered on the topics of the LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES, TOURISM BUSINESS, MARKETING, and the NEEDS and DESIRES of LOCAL RESIDENTS.  Results will help us build a sustainable community full of happy residents and profitable businesses while protecting the environment for future generations.
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  • Eco Vida is happy to announce that we are making progress on the BIODIGESTOR project. Future community benefits will include a cleaner and safer environment, and a sustainable community system for producing cooking gas for local residents and businesses.

 

  • OTHER GOOD NEWS  Eco Vida's list of Co-Marketing partners continues to grow. The AGUA DE COCO brand, and the TECOMAN YOUTH group are now official partners working with Eco Vida on various events. Also great news - Eco Vida's membership numbers continue to raise, and we have two new interns to tell you about next month! Stay Tuned for More!

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