UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, is the second oldest UNESCO Chair worldwide, and is the node coordinator of the UNESCOSOST network.
The Colombian node office was formed by the alliance with Tecnológico de Antioquia (TdeA) University Institution in 2008. Is the oldest node of UNESCOSost in Latin America.
The node in Brazil is provisionally created in 2012 by IGEO from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Bahia. In November 2013, was established as a formal node of UNESCOSost.
The Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab (SUMMLab) is a multidisciplinary research group established in 2011, involved in measuring and modeling the many facets of the sustainability science.
In 2015, Fundación Corresponsables (Spain) recognized “Moravia florece para la Vida” as the top winner of the 6th Stewardship Awards, awarded to the most innovative and sustainable initiatives in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Latin America. And this week the same project won the first place in the Orbe Innoverde award, an initiative that every year recognizes the work of companies and public institutions in the country against the commitment they have to the environment and climate change.
This award was granted thanks to the high environmental impact of the project that has already intervened 4.4 hectares; has installed 5,168 square meters of phyto and bioremediation plots, which are responsible for recovering the soil; 30 thousand square meters of gardens and plots with planting of vegetal species, construction and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants, accompaniment to two cooperatives of gardening, among other actions.
In addition Morro de Moravia has already used 72 species of plants in its landscaping, has an art and memory corridor and two greenhouses.
No one doubts that Medellín is today a reference to the world as a miracle city. And this project represents the greatest example of how environmental and social degradation can be translated into life and well-being. A true miracle.