On October 20, 2017, the UANL´s Secretary of Sustainability, in conjunction with the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) successfully held the recovery of natural environments in urban areas at the Parque Ecológico “La Huasteca”, located in the municipality of Santa Catarina, Nuevo León.
The objective of the day was to provide opportunities for people to understand and think about the principles of sustainable development carrying out actions for the recovery of natural environments in public spaces of ecological importance in the city of Monterrey.
These activities were carried out with the enthusiastic participation of students and staff from the university, public institutions and civil associations.
The activities were a talk for students about the “invasive exotic flora” held by Aldo Alemán from CONANP; and the elimination of the invasive plant “Mother of a thousand children” (Kalanchoe sp) whose population is expanding in the park, damaging the structure and functioning of the ecosystem and causing the displacement of native plants.
The activities carried out during the day, counted with the participation of more than 190 volunteers of various student groups of the UANL, among of which are: High School # 9, High School Medical Technical, High School Industrial and Technical “Pablo Livas”; and Faculties of Architecture, Visual arts, Mathematical & physical sciences, Communication sciences, Earth sciences, Political science and international relations, Chemical sciences, Public accounting and management, Law and criminology, Mechanical and electrical engineering , Medicine, Psychology, as well as volunteers and staff from the Directorate of social service and professional practice of the UANL.
We thank all the participants for their support in carrying out these important activities, for the commitment of the university community, as well as public institutions and civil society organizations to maintain the natural environments that are part of the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey, for the benefit of everything.