Mateo Castillo

mateo-castillo-national-secretariat-mexicoMateo A. Castillo Ceja was the head of the Coordinating Unity of Social Participation and Transparency in the Ministry of Environment of Mexico. Previously he served as president of the Ecological State Council of Michoacan, Mexico, and, with many others, has instigated processes of social participation in the development of environmental public policies for a sustainable Mexico. He is an altruistic person who takes part in the world humanitarian movement. He is considered a national expert in the implementation of local Agenda 21. He has been a representative of civil society in Mexico in many forums and international summits. Castillo is the main developer in Mexico of the Earth Charter and the founder of the National Secretariat. He was awarded the Citizen Merit Prize in 2003, and in 2004 he received honorary mention in the National Prize for Ecological Merit. In 2005, he was awarded the Maximo Kalaw Award for his work in promoting the Earth Charter in Mexico. Mr. Castillo holds a Master’s degree in quality and competitiveness and is a biochemist in the area of pharmacology.

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Mexican Network of the Earth Charter is growing

In October and November of 2019, the Mexican Network of the Earth Charter was very active. Various activities and workshops were organized and 12 new institutions signed the Earth Charter. Read more information in the following short news: New Endorsers of the Earth Charter: · Virtual University of the State of Michoacán (October 4) · […]

Celebrating World Environment Day in Mexico with the Earth Charter

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Colloquium with Leonardo Boff and Alicia Barcena in Mexico

Written by: Mateo Castillo Ceja The Colloquium “University and Sustainability in Mexico“, was held on August 20, 2018 in Mexico City. It was organized by the Ibero-American University, which in 2016 made a commitment to promote sustainability inspired by the Earth Charter. Leonardo Boff was a witness of honor of that commitment two years ago. […]

Earth Charter Celebrations in June

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Earth Charter and sustainability actions in Mexico

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