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What role are human beings playing in the deterioration of our environment, in the destruction of ecosystems and in the extinction of numerous marine and terrestrial species?

Recent data collected by the scientific community, in particular from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, point out that the people and society of the 21st century along with its way of life are causing environmental alterations with unpredictable and potentially devastating consequences for life on the planet.
Human influence on climate change is already evident: for example, the recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history. The current atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are unprecedented since humanity has existed. Changes in climate are already having widespread impacts on humanity and the lives of other species.
It is estimated that the continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause greater global warming and changes in all components of its climate system, which increases the likelihood of severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.
To stop climate change, substantive and sustained reductions in greenhouse gases are required which, together with the adaptation and implementation of changes in modes of consumption, agriculture, and energy production, can limit risks and protect biodiversity. But achieving this requires a greater sensitivity to what is at stake.
Earth in its 4 billion years has experienced other meteorological phenomena and other mass extinctions of species however, this has a disturbing cause: us. Therefore, it is up to us to find the solutions, by acknowledging this reality and reaffirming our commitment  to reconcile society with nature. Project Nauyaca consists of carrying out solutions focused on people and their relationship with the environment. There are organizations that plant trees, and they are certainly important. Nevertheless, we seek to train people to assume the responsibility of improving the role played by humanity in nature, at an unpredictable time for the future of the planet. Our objective is the training of people and organizations in the field of artisanal recycling of plastic, as well as the regeneration of ecosystems and agroecology.



Who we are?

We are a non-profit organization, located in Zion, Switzerland, created in January 2013 on the initiative of the Mexican-Swiss sociologist David Urzúa Bermúdez.
Our members are people with ties to Mexico and Latin America. Their inspiration is born from taking responsibility for the threat posed by climate change, the destruction of ecosystems and air pollution. We are people with professional experience in the fields of sociology, psychology, agronomy, and communication. We are attentive to the agreements of the international community, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Convention on Biological Biodiversity.
We are an association always open to collaborate with governments, foundations, companies, institutions, associations, and collectives that share purposes like ours.  

What do we stand for?

We believe that a local action in favor of the environment has benefits for the entire planet. We therefore stand for cooperation amongst individuals as a way of achieving humane and sustainable development for all.
We have confidence in small-scale projects that can be multiplied in other similar contexts. We pay attention to aligning our purposes with those of the people who receive the help. We believe in participatory solutions and utlizing all knowledge.
We are committed to providing equal conditions for men and women as well as collaboration among all generations. We trust in the vital role of youth to consolidate conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. We help restore the human dignity of people who are in a situation of poverty and social exclusion. We believe in processes where people learn from their mistakes as well as their achievements.
We seek to inspire the taking of responsibility in the face of the challenges of today's world, where each individual act counts for or against life as we know it on the planet today.

We invite you...

... to contribute

Like other organizations of our type, we need financial resources to invest in our projects, sustain the results of the beneficiaries, multiply the activities, and pay a decent salary to the few people who work professionally in the association.


Project 1:
Nosotros Reciclamos


In January 2015, Nosotros Reciclamos was launched. It is a project whose purpose is to restore the dignity of the poor people in the center of Mexico City and survive by collecting garbage from the garbage dumps. It is also a workshop for the transformation and recycling of materials recovered from garbage, through an artisanal process low in emissions and creator of sources of employment.
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Project 2:
Selva Joven

This project started its activities in January 2016. Its main purpose is to train young farmers to the permaculture approach, achieving sustainable and healthy agriculture, as well as conserving ecosystems and biodiversity in rural areas of Mexico.
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What is Nauyaca?

It is the name of a poisonous and dangerous snake that inhabits the tropical forests of Mexico and Central America. It's mere mention tends to cause fear. It is so called because its nose has four points, hence its name in the Nahuatl language means "four noses," nahui "(four) and yacatl (nose). Formerly, the places inhabited by snakes were respected, until the chainsaw and the bulldozer arrived. Project Nauyaca means "project of respect and coexistence with nature", even if the most poisonous snakes inhabit there.