The Yansa Group’s founder, Sergio Oceransky, will speak at the Annual Meeting of the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples in San Francisco on Thursday, May 17th during lunch. This year’s meeting is themed, Toward a Better World: Strengthening Indigenous Sustainability.Read More
Great news — Yansa will attend Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, in June as a partner of the Siemens Technology in Action Hub. Look for us at the UNEP Pavilion!Read More
Ixtepec, a city of 30,000 inhabitants in the south of Mexico, located in the Isthmus between the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, will be the location of Yansa’s first community wind park project. Ixtepec is a calm city where people still live very peacefully: after sunset at about 6:30pm the city becomes very quiet […]Read More
Nilka is a teacher in Ixtepec and is 36 years old.
“Ixtepec is extremely rich in natural and cultural resources. I think it is vitally important that we preserve our traditions, since we can loose them simply by doing nothing. In that regard, I wouldn’t want to see changes that could cause Ixtepec to loose […]
Felix Antonio Serrano Tolero is the current Mayor of the city of Ixtepec. A strong supporter of the wind farm project with Yansa, he’s excited by the opportunities that await his city. Señor Tolero is confident that Yansa’s community-based project offers a distinctly different approach than other privately-owned wind farms that have been built in […]Read more
Guillermina is native of Ixtepec. She used to work for the government around issues of social development.
“I love Ixtepec — its traditions, its regional dress, the festivals. But we lack jobs. We also need to think about protecting our environment and cleaning up the river. And we need more hospitals with trained staff and […]Read more
Franco is 94 years old and is the President of the Livestock Association in Ixtepec.
“I love the countryside and the work here. I am a farmer. I know the work of the countryside. I know what is lacking. And although I have received only a bit of formal education, I have experience working the […]
Roberto Mujica Toledo is a civil engineer who supports the community wind farm in Ixtepec. He has seen many large-scale wind farm projects established in Mexico and grew disheartened by the ways in which these projects have failed to involve the local communities. While these larger projects often promise transparency and attractive long-term benefits, many […]Read more
Rómulo is 65 years old and is a welder by profession.
“I love Ixtepec because it’s my birthplace. It’s where our ancestors and families are buried. Here we want to be.”
“I imagine Ixtepec in the future as a city that provides work for its people, with more opportunities, with more land in agricultural use, […]Read more
Vicente is a member of the indigenous governing body, the Comuna, and was involved in the approval for the substation in Ixtepec in 2008. But at the time he saw what was happening in other communities where wind development was causing harm to the local people and their livelihoods.
“A couple of other Comuneros and […]Read more
Nashieeli is a scupltress by profession. She is preparing a project to rebuild community spirit based on indigenous traditions.
“I like that Ixtepec is a calm village. I love its culture and traditions. In Ixtepec we need to explore what of our culture we want to endure and what traditions we could stand to loose. […]