CEMEX

Monterrey: Tanque Prieto + Mitras + ATM (México)

Monterey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Certified Silver through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Jardín de Polinizadores
Landscaped
Matorral y Bosque Templado
Other Habitats
Restauracion Ambiental Comunitaria
Awareness & Community Engagement
Jardín para Polinizadores planta Monterrey
Pollinators
About the Program
The CEMEX Monterrey site is located in Nuevo León, Mexico. The team maintains an on-site nursery where native and other plants are grown for planting projects. CEMEX seeks to establish didactic spaces such as its pollinator garden to provide information about pollination and simultaneously facilitate the collection of important data related to pollinator species. Nuevo Leon is a known stop along the monarch butterfly migration path. 

Practices and Impacts
  • The team works with the local community, schools, and government to complete reforestation activities in public spaces and increase green areas. 
  • The team has maintained a pollinator garden at Escuela Gabino Barrido with nectar-producing, larval, and host plants for migratory monarchs and other native insect species.
  • In December 2019, the team began monitoring biodiversity (birds and butterflies) at a quarry located 300 m from the pollinator garden.   
  • CEMEX also leads an environmental education program, "Promotores Ambientales Monterrey (PAM)," which empowers youth within the community to participate in dissemination, awareness, conservation and environmental restoration actions of the local habitat. Participants record local flora and fauna and record their observations using the online app iNaturalista.

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