Mazatlan’s Sofia Trejo and the bio-barrier win the Ecological Merit Award


The biologist, and creator of the biobarda, won in the Individual category, which highlights her work for the sustainable development of Sinaloa

MAZATLÁN.- In Mazatlán there is a lot of talent and we cannot fail to excel in any field, on this occasion, Sofia Trejo won the 2021 Environmental Merit Award, a recognition carried out by the Secretariat of Sustainable Development to recognize Sinaloans who seek a cleaner and more sustainable place.

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This is the second year that Sedesu has received an award in this area, which originates from the Environmental Law for Sustainable Development, which seeks citizen participation and jointly with the authorities to generate actions in favor of the environment.

The official ceremony will be on October 27 at the Botanical Garden, where the following will also be awarded:

GreenGold Mexico Collective for youth ecological merit

Alan Zavala Norzagaray, for research

The Potable Water and Sewerage Board of Culiacán, for formal environmental education

Los Mochis Botanical Garden, for non-formal environmental education

SUCEDE AC; for community education

Company Café El Marino, with Culture and Environmental Education

Photo: Fernanda Magallanes

But who is Sofia Trejo? What did she do?

Sofia Trejo Lemus is a Marine Food Engineer and although she was born in Hidalgo, she is in Mazatlan by choice and heart; You will identify her easier because she is the promoter of the biobarda, a barrier made of pet products in the form of a net, which works so that the garbage that circulates through the Estero del Infiernillo does not reach the sea.

She has managed to form a network of allies ranging from fishermen, young volunteers, and other civil associations that led her to create her own MazConciencia association.

This bio-fence, which was placed for the first time in 2019, in its rainy days, has managed to concentrate more than 24 tons of garbage, which are removed, bagged, and taken to the dump.

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Over time, he expanded his vision and proposed the installation of deposits of cigarette butts on the beaches, those that you can still see in some places, which have already been replicated in other beaches in the state.


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