Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On Linkedin
Posted by iftekhar On October - 23 - 2012 0 Comment

FWOP has introduced SuBire, Inc. in Guadalajara to University of North Texas and an MOU has been signed. SuBire has one school ( K- 12 grades) , one school called Colegio Union Mexico (CUM) , K- 9 grade , www.colegiounionmexico.com and a Sustainable Education Farm near Lake Chapala.
SuBire Inc , a School of Business, has partnered up with the Office of Sustainability at UNT and the Department to create a sustainable educational program for the parents to assist teacher s in the next 8 months to teach students , in kindergarten to 12th grade. SuBire, a private school, caters to students from upper middle class families. The school teaches in both Spanish and English, and is focused upon sustainability issues.
The school plans to install solar panel in the parking lot to create renewable energy to move to zero net energy at the school and thus, eliminating a $55,000 a year electric bill.
ANIMALS IN DANGER? FOOD SECURITY AND SAFETY RE-THINK, REUSE, REDUCE, REPAIR AN RECYCLE LIVING WITHOUT WATER? ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: TRANSPORTATION
¿ANIMALES EN PELIGRO? ALIMENTOS: CALIDAD Y SUMINISTRO REPENSAR, REUTILIZAR, REDUCIR, REPARAR Y RECICLAR ¿VIVIR SIN AGUA? ENERGÍA ALTERNATIVA: EL TRANSPORTE
We also established a Future Without Poverty, Inc. ( www.fwop.org ) at SuBire and that will focus on poverty reduction in the State of Jalisco. They also teamed up with Green Peace. One project is to advise companies on how to become more sustainable.
The owners of SuBire ( www.SuBire.mx ) just completed constructing a second school, Colegio Union Mexico, K to 9th grade in Los Molinos , a working class community of 6700 houses. A socio-economic survey of the families is being completed this Fall. . This will service as a baseline and assist in generation clubs and community engagement of the resident in Los Molinos to create a more liveable and sustainable community. A Strategic Plan to create a healthier communities will be developed with the residents of the community.
The owners of the Santa Rosa farm and SuBire have asked UNT and Future Without Poverty, Inc. to create a regional Exploratorium on Sustainable Technologies and Agriculture. On a recent visit to UNT the director and owners of the farm , inspired by what he saw at the EESAT Builiding on campus, decided to integrate some new components into the educational program at the Santa Rosa farm. The Exploratorium will serve public and private schools in the region as well as villages in Mexico as they move to improve living conditions. The farm currently receives students from SuBire five days a week to expand their understanding of ecology, farming, and animals care.
On the farm, we have been asked to design a zero net energy dorm for students from universities like UNT and high school students ( 15 initially) who would spend 5 days working and studying at the farm, and some space for visiting faculty also. The Department of Mechanical Energy Engineering at UNT will take the lead to design the building in partnership with Denton Independent School District -Advanced Technology Center in Denton.
In addition, FWOP chapter at UNT has been working with a women’s group on Sahuayo, Michocan and Mazamitla in Jalisco to create some 400 houses for low income families . Some 200 house have been completed and we hope to create development schemes to build more liveable communities in the new housing developments. In nearby San Martin will take the gasoline generator and three solar panels to a new location to provide electric a village that does not access to the grid. San Martin recently was linked the grid and does not need our system now.

About iftekhar

Iftekhar Amin has written 1 post for this site.

Share

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On Linkedin