15 th Congress of the International Society for Ecological Economics
10, 11 and 12 September 2018, in the city of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
A bi-lingual congress
Ecological Economics and Socio-ecological Movements: Science, policy and challenges to global processes in a troubled world
Activities before the Congress
A visit to Ecological Economics reality: Integrating theory and practice
Integrating theory with real-life experience is a permanent challenge in science, and Ecological Economics is not an exception. Becoming acquainted with the community experiences in fields such as landscape restoration, ecological services, and healthy (environmental and consumer) agro-food production, will be of special interest. This interaction among those who carry out actions that have an impact on nature every day in order to meet their needs, with those who study the impacts that the management of natural resources has on the environment, the economy and social relations, of the current and future generations, will provide the participants with new visions, questions and alternative approaches to their doings.
As an activity prior to the International Congress of Ecological Economics, a space will be opened for the exchange of experiences and knowledge between attendees of the event and the rural and indigenous population who, in recent years, have taken actions to restore the landscape in its territory and undertaken struggles to mitigate climate change, overcome poverty and improve their living conditions for a better future.
With activities such as conferences with some outstanding members of the ISEE, talks, workshops, field trips, gastronomic tastings and cultural activities, an environment conducive to the coexistence and the exchange of points of view will be created to enrich the participants.
The space for this activity is in Vicente Guerrero, Municipality of Españita, Tlaxcala, headquarters of the Comprehensive Rural Development Project Vicente Guerrero A.C. (http://vicenteguerrero.blogsite.org/ ; https://www.facebook.com/gvgTlaxcala). It is located in the foothills, southeast of the Sierra Nevada, and has in its vicinity many ecotourism projects, environmental services and agro-ecological practices, in addition to those hosted by the Vicente Guerrero Project site.
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VISIT TO VICENTE GUERREO COMMUNITY IN TLAXCALA, MEXICO
The visit to the Vicente Guerrero Peasant Community will take place from 7 to 9 September. There will be an extra cost of US$100.00 that includes: 6 meals, 2 nights of accommodations, and transport from Mexico City to the community and from the community to the city of Puebla. There will be an optional offer of a Temazcal (traditional steam bath) that will cost $13.00 extra. Payment for these services will be collected in the community in MEXICAN PESOS. While the event will be conducted in Spanish, there should be enough bilingual participants to make the event understandable and enjoyable for English-speaking participants.
DETALLE DE LAS ACTIVIDADES
Recommendations: The weather is temperate. Please consider bringing:
- A light colored long-sleeved shirt/blouse, light jacket, comfortable shoes for the countryside, hat, sunscreen, and if possible a small flashlight.
- A towel and personal toiletries.
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