Latin America, Okology

Mexico: EcoFest in Monterrey

The ‘Parque Fundidora’ park comprises 172 hectares in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, and was built over the site of the first integrated steel company in Latin America.

After the closure of the Fundidora Monterrrey company in 1986, the industrial complex was converted into the ecological lung of the Monterrrey metropolitan area, a long project which for more than two decades transformed the old factory into a park open to the public, a reform undertaken in order to create a large public leisure amenity for the community of Monterrey.

In 2001, the ‘Parque Fundidora’ was designated “Museo de Sitio de Arqueología Industrial” (Museum of Industrial Archaeology). In light of this, on 9th April 2011, the EcoFest festival will take place here, the most important festival of sustainable consumption in Mexico.

The event, organised by the ecological products directory, Las Páginas Verdes (The Green Pages) will gather more than 70 businesses who will have on offer green products and services, from organic food to recycled craft items. The festival will also include live musical acts, theatre performances, workshops and conferences.

Details: Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, Mexico. Saturday 9th April, 2011

http://ecofest.laspaginasverdes.com/

(Ambrose Phillips – ambrosephillips@gmail.com)

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