Pollinator Garden in Atotonilco Cement Plant
March 29, 2019.
Atotonilco Cement Plant Community Environmental Restoration Program has been recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council for its efforts in strengthening environmental awareness among young people and activities for the restoration and improvement of their habitat.
Atotonilco Community Environmental Restoration Program is located in the municipality of Atotonilco de Tula in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.
The objective of the Community Environmental Restoration Program is to strengthen environmental awareness among young people in middle and high school through training, community diagnostics and activities for the restoration and improvement of their habitat. This program is based on the Participatory Environmental Education Model, which recognizes and incorporates the knowledge and practices of the participants in the educational process.
The construction of the Pollinator Garden “A Garden for All” is one of the activities for habitat restoration that has been carried out. The garden seeks to promote the appreciation of regional plants with the incorporation of species that play an important role in the regeneration and restoration of the local ecosystem, through processes such as pollination, bird attraction, soil retention, among others; as well as those that have a recognized cultural use.
The program is promoted by CEMEX employees and the CEMEX-TEC Center for the Development of Sustainable Communities of the CEMEX´s Corporate Social Responsibility Area. Likewise, members of the community, government organizations, and parents actively participate in the actions and projects carried out, with support in management and accompaniment.
Since 2016, Atotonilco Plant, with its Community Environmental Restoration Program, has Gold Certification in “Awareness and Community Engagement” by the Wildlife Habitat Council.
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