Margarita Barney

Ashoka Fellow
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Fellow Since 2007

Citation

This profile was prepared when Margarita Barney was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
The New Idea
Margarita’s organization, Grupo para Promover la Educacion y el Desarrollo Sustentable, A.C. (GRUPEDSAC) or the Group to Promote Education and Sustainable Development, does not promote specific technologies, but encourages communities to interact with their environment, facilitating a change in perception and then through demonstration and advice, helps each community to incorporate the appropriate ecotechnologies for their needs.
For over fifteen years, Margarita’s determination has enabled her to address diverse audiences and convince them of the need for change—using a variety of ecotechnics to demonstrate compatibility.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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