Isla Urbana: JWAC Volunteer Trip to Mexico City 2019

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

This summer, the Council partnered with Isla Urbana, an organization dedicated to contributing to water sustainability in Mexico through rainwater harvesting. On June 23rd, JWAC students Imania P., Olivia W., Rishab P., Krishna C., Sahas C., Wanqi F., Samira M. and our Teacher of the Year, Wendy Seelinger arrived in Mexico City. The students got their hands wet, installing a rainwater harvesting system. Community leaders took them into the community to tour the surroundings and give the background of the community and its members; they also enjoyed a meal prepared by the community.

With the installation, I was able to get a much better understanding of how the systems work, to the point where I now feel comfortable explaining that process to others that are interested," says Olivia W.

Students also toured the pyramids of Teotihuacan, El Monumento de la Revolución, Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul, Coyacan’s markets, attended a Folklorico show at Bellas Artes, toured the Zocalo, Parque Alameda and enjoyed many delicious meals.

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