Come and be green! at La Biblioteca

By Luc Monzies

As many of you know, 2012 is an important year in Mexican history as it marks the end of a very long cycle. Optimists throughout the planet are hoping for a long overdue change in consciousness. Our mother Earth is tired of our ways. We have mistreated her for too long; we have polluted her waters; poisoned her soils; harmed her plants and animals…and to what end? Our race toward destruction has to stop. We need to evolve into more intelligent human beings.

Being Green week. Mon, Feb 20-Sun, Feb 26, 9am-9pm. La Biblioteca, Vía Orgánica, Los Senderos, CEDESA, etc.

Local citizens involved in making San Miguel more sustainable for years have set some worthy goals for 2012, beginning with “Being Green Week.” This not-to-be-missed event is a well-organized series of conferences, workshops, and tours that will connect you with San Miguel’s flourishing environmental movement and help guide you in your resolutions to eat healthier, lessen your carbon footprint, or build your dream home in harmony with nature.

This week promises to be especially attractive to the less environmentally educated citizens who will have a chance to visit for the first time real life solutions to the environmental and human crisis. The organizers hope that you will help spread the word with friends and family. There is limited space in each of the 30 events, so pre-register to make sure that you can visit eco-villages, organic farms, and mingle with leading environmentalists during the many exciting tours, workshops, and conferences.

Through the NGO liaison department headed by Irma Rosado, conference organizers have connected with key municipal departments which have been instrumental in helping “Being Green Week” invite panelists, conference speakers, and leading environmental activists. The conference would not have been possible without the support of the Library where most of the events will be held.

San Miguel has much to be grateful for. Our growing community is building local resilience facing tough times ahead. Please come show your support; the events are affordable and children can participate for free!

For a complete schedule email:, or visit

Also, don’t forget to check the Biblioteca and local businesses for a printed schedule.

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