Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1995
This description of Martha Isabel (Pati) Ruíz Corzo's work was prepared when Martha Isabel (Pati) Ruíz Corzo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
As Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo brings "sustainable development" to the rugged Sierra Gorda bioregion of Central Mexico, she is demonstrating a broad range of advocacy, public education and income-generation approaches and how, together, they can produce a broad mass movement.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person


Pati's current priorities are to manage the following projects: Community environmental education, Ecoclubs, Community sanitation, Regeneration, conservation and land management, Payment for environmental services, Buying and selling of land, Product diversification and replication of applicable strategies.

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