By Violeta Borilova Mezeklieva and Izabel Hoyos
Ever wonder what your life would be like if you had water once a week? What solutions would you adopt to help your community?
(Previous CEP Students in Oaxaca)
At the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) students have the opportunity to address these questions during our January term. Bard CEP has been working with the Institute for Nature and Society of Oaxaca (INSO) in the “Slow Water” project.
INSO has argued that the lack of water is due to too much “fast water” encouraged by urban sprawl and irresponsible land usage. Their concept of “slow water” assures quantity and quality of water for future generations by restoring the local natural ecosystem.
We will be working on watershed conservation, politics and culture surrounding water management, which as aspiring environmental leaders we must learn how to preserve.
Last year’s first year students were unable to be part of the “Slow Water” project because of lack of funds. This hindered the research and analysis that has been generated by our alumnae throughout Bard CEP and INSO’s longstanding partnership.
This year we hope to continue this project, however we need your help.
If you would like to contribute you can do it in two ways:
1.) Look for “Help Oaxaca!” on the website GoFundMe.com where we have created our own fundraising page: http://www.gofundme.com/Help-Oaxaca
2.) If you feel more comfortable mailing a check:
Slow Water Oaxaca
P.O. BOX 5000
Annandale on Hudson, NY 12504
(Your check should be payable to Bard)
Like our group on Facebook “Slow Water for Oaxaca” and spread the word!
Thank you for your interest. It is greatly appreciated!
Violeta Borilova: [email protected]
Iza Hoyos: [email protected]
Ashley Westgate: [email protected]
–For more information on INSO:
–For more information on Bard CEP January program, (the course is open to the public!):
Violeta Borilova Mezeklieva- 3+2 MS ’15 first year student at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Izabel Hoyos-is a MS ’15 first year student at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy