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The International Community Foundation Announces Marisa Aurora Quiroz as President and Chief Executive Officer.
NATIONAL CITY, CA., December 13, 2021 – After a 3-month international search, Marisa Aurora Quiroz has been selected to lead the International Community Foundation (ICF) as President and Chief Executive Officer. Her track record co-powering and strengthening communities and vulnerable natural habitats will lead ICF into its exciting future.
The International Community Foundation honorably supports and funds CERCA-Center for Renewable Energy and Environmental Quality. CERCA is proving itself as a leader in renewable energy and an influential agency to improve environmental quality by presenting energy education to more than 7000 students, advising and accompanying citizens in collective legal action against pollution, and informing the population through their online platform, airelimpiobcs.org.mx., about issues relating to energy, air quality, and health in climate change conditions…
To support this ambitious “re-emergence,” ICF has been rapidly building the capacity of the BCS Food Security Alliance, an initiative we have been incubating over the last 7 years to increase access to fresh, healthy food, improve community health and resilience, and promote sustainable local food production. The Alianza para la Seguridad Alimentaria de BCS (ASA) is positioned to be hub for united action, creative, long-term solutions, research and support for “cultivating health food systems.”
Defensa Ambiental Noroeste (DAN) es una organización constituída de abogados de interés público dedicados a la protección ambiental. La misión de DAN es “salvaguardar la biodiversidad y la calidad de vida garantizando el respeto de los derechos y el cumplimiento de los deberes en materia ambiental a través de la aplicación efectiva de la ley.” DAN logra esto promoviendo la aplicación del marco jurídico mexicano e internacional. DAN también proporciona asesoría legal para comunidades, individuos y organizaciones para fortalecer sus estrategias para la conservación de la biodiversidad y el patrimonio natural.
Over the course of the past two years, through a series of dinners, conversations, and campaigns, This is About Humanity (TIAH) has raised close to $1 million for vulnerable communities at the border. When COVID-19 hit, TIAH rapidly pivoted to continue supporting communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Restricted movement of people across the border, and even more limited opportunities to request asylum required innovative formats for continued engagement and support. As a result, TIAH structured a series of creative cross border matching grant campaigns during the pandemic to provide support to these vulnerable communities.
Cabo Pulmo is home to the only coral reef in the entire Gulf of California. Because of this, ACCP sees this topic as critically important and therefore participates in the region’s Coral Restoration project. ACCP’s efforts, however, are not only focused on protecting marine life, but also its residents and visitors. For example, one of their projects focuses on ocean water quality monitoring, with the goal of guaranteeing that local beaches are suitable for recreational use.
Admired for their beauty, Los Cabos has been named among the world’s top best travel destinations, and it’s a preferred retirement spot for the U.S. and Canadian citizens looking to wake up every day to a warm, beautiful, and calming second home. However, it’s marine and terrestrial life are being threatened.
Tanto en el mar como en la tierra existen lugares ecológicamente valiosos—lugares productivos, de alta biodiversidad, con hábitats críticos para especies vulnerables y que aportan servicios ambientales a la gente. Desafortunadamente, estos lugares frecuentemente son degradados debido al desarrollo humano, la extracción de recursos y la contaminación.
Ubicada en Baja California Sur, La Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá se dedica a la conservación de los hábitats, recursos naturales y procesos ecológicos de la región. Niparajá fue fundada hace 30 años por un grupo de la comunidad de La Paz con la meta colectiva de proteger el medio ambiente.
During the beginning of the pandemic, more than 45% of Tijuana residents lost their jobs and businesses, leading to an increased demand of food security. The negative impacts to Mexico’s economy lead to an increase in food prices.
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