Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2014
This description of Oscar Romo's work was prepared when Oscar Romo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
Oscar Romo, through his organization Alter Terra, has developed a way for vulnerable communities in precarious ecosystems in Mexico to protect and restore their environment, increase economic opportunities, and organize to demand their rights. By using the waste around them to develop innovative infrastructure solutions, the resulting production creates jobs, changes consumption habits, and encourages community ownership over improved wellbeing.
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