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The Institute of Nature and Society (INSO) is a nonprofit working in Oaxaca, Mexico.  They dedicate their work to conservation of resources, the implementation of [[appropriate technologies]], and research into nature and human relationships.  While working with indigenous communities their strategy is not to just bring preprepared solutions, but to exchange information so that modern technology and knowledge can be merged with the social structure and wisdom of traditional communities.   
 
The Institute of Nature and Society (INSO) is a nonprofit working in Oaxaca, Mexico.  They dedicate their work to conservation of resources, the implementation of [[appropriate technologies]], and research into nature and human relationships.  While working with indigenous communities their strategy is not to just bring preprepared solutions, but to exchange information so that modern technology and knowledge can be merged with the social structure and wisdom of traditional communities.   
 
  
 
==Education and Outreach==
 
==Education and Outreach==
 
*library with 5000 titles on rural, Oaxacan, ecological, alternative technologies
 
*library with 5000 titles on rural, Oaxacan, ecological, alternative technologies
 
*exchange programs with international and domestic universities to continue knowledge transfer with interested parties
 
*exchange programs with international and domestic universities to continue knowledge transfer with interested parties
*intiating and supporting the [[Oaxaca Water Quality Forum]]
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*initiating and supporting the [[Oaxaca Water Quality Forum]]
 
*academic initiatives and support for the Oaxacan Network for Community Tourism
 
*academic initiatives and support for the Oaxacan Network for Community Tourism
 
*Manual of Technologies for Environmental Defense. 1st Ed. is a compilation of different appropriate technologies with technical specifications, 1994. Compiled by Enrique Vignau, Marcela Robles, Laura López, L.Gustavo Esteva.  
 
*Manual of Technologies for Environmental Defense. 1st Ed. is a compilation of different appropriate technologies with technical specifications, 1994. Compiled by Enrique Vignau, Marcela Robles, Laura López, L.Gustavo Esteva.  
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==Appropriate Technology Projects==
 
==Appropriate Technology Projects==
 
*[[Permaculture Demonstration Center in San Andres Huayapam]]
 
*[[Permaculture Demonstration Center in San Andres Huayapam]]
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*Water and Soil Conservation research
  
 
==Conservation==
 
==Conservation==
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*[[Oaxacan Commission for Ecological Defense]] (CODE), a project of INSO dedicated to effecting policy changes for a more ecological and socially just world.  CODE gives recommendations to the National Assembly, litigates on behalf of city residents and social organizations, and collaboratively helped start the  state ecology program and the State Ecological Institute. CODE also works to gain financial support from international and international groups for different conservation projects.  
 
*[[Oaxacan Commission for Ecological Defense]] (CODE), a project of INSO dedicated to effecting policy changes for a more ecological and socially just world.  CODE gives recommendations to the National Assembly, litigates on behalf of city residents and social organizations, and collaboratively helped start the  state ecology program and the State Ecological Institute. CODE also works to gain financial support from international and international groups for different conservation projects.  
 
*[[State System for Natural Space Conservation]] (SECEN)
 
*[[State System for Natural Space Conservation]] (SECEN)
 
 
  
 
[[Category:Oaxaca]]
 
[[Category:Oaxaca]]

Latest revision as of 16:52, 29 May 2012

The Institute of Nature and Society (INSO) is a nonprofit working in Oaxaca, Mexico. They dedicate their work to conservation of resources, the implementation of appropriate technologies, and research into nature and human relationships. While working with indigenous communities their strategy is not to just bring preprepared solutions, but to exchange information so that modern technology and knowledge can be merged with the social structure and wisdom of traditional communities.

Education and Outreach[edit]

  • library with 5000 titles on rural, Oaxacan, ecological, alternative technologies
  • exchange programs with international and domestic universities to continue knowledge transfer with interested parties
  • initiating and supporting the Oaxaca Water Quality Forum
  • academic initiatives and support for the Oaxacan Network for Community Tourism
  • Manual of Technologies for Environmental Defense. 1st Ed. is a compilation of different appropriate technologies with technical specifications, 1994. Compiled by Enrique Vignau, Marcela Robles, Laura López, L.Gustavo Esteva.

Appropriate Technology Projects[edit]

Conservation[edit]

  • Successful Ecological regulation of the Manialtepec River watershed
  • Current efforts to protects the Aguaxaca, in the Oaxaca city watershed, the Cordillera Norte
  • Oaxacan Commission for Ecological Defense (CODE), a project of INSO dedicated to effecting policy changes for a more ecological and socially just world. CODE gives recommendations to the National Assembly, litigates on behalf of city residents and social organizations, and collaboratively helped start the state ecology program and the State Ecological Institute. CODE also works to gain financial support from international and international groups for different conservation projects.
  • State System for Natural Space Conservation (SECEN)