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To learn chinese; learn to play sax and plant some trees
I am the kind of person who likes meeting new and different people all the time. I come from Guanajuato, a state of central Mexico, which is very beautiful and highly recommendable for traveling as well. I am a freelance professional environmentalist who works under projects, therefore I move constantly from one city to another city, and sometimes even countries. I am an engineer specialized in environmental and energy planning as well as urban development. Normally work as external consultant for local governments to help them to improve their transport systems, with pollution and greenhouse gas inventories. I perform environmental and energy audits in Mexico, Central America and Caribbean. I was previously working for an international NGO that focused on the elaboration of Climate Action Plans for Latin American Cities.I am currently elaborating a sustainability strategy for an important bank.
Humans are fully natural creatures. Thus, nature does not equal environment when we are talking about the human-environment relationship. This relationship stands within nature as a whole. What I mean by this is that humans (and their hominid ancestors) have been a part of natural landscapes for more than three million years (homo sapiens sapiens, for more than 50,000 years). We should not view nature as something from which humans are inherently absent; and wilderness, as a natural place from which all trace of humans is absent, is a problematic concept. Second, having accepted humans as fully natural, we must ask whether there is any "natural" limit to human action. In other words, are we compelled on this basis to accept Mexico City as a "natural landscape?" And, if we are not so compelled, what does this mean about our concept of nature? We need to identify and understand how it is that humans can be natural creatures and yet Mexico City can still be viewed as an "unnatural" creation.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
The first time was successful while I stayed in Denmark with a girl who later became a good friend. I like going to meetings and hosted 2012 CS new year party in Mexico City. I also received some people during these months. And surfed a couch in Eindhoven, NL and Tepoztlan, MX. Good experiences to say
All of them have been positive, since having delicious meals in somebody's house until going to the opera together, concerts, hosting, learning languages.I have enjoyed quite a lot CS
I have been practicing capoeira for more than 10 years, I like also african music. I love playing the saxofon.I love arts, world music, opera, international literature, poetry and vegetarian gastronomy, my weakness is football and I am a Barcelona Football fan.
- performing arts
- human rights
- world music
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Cinema Paradiso, Amelie, City of God, Black Cat white cat, Die Welle, Le discrete enchant de la bourguesie, Babel, Mononoke princess, Ichihiro travel, seven samurais,
Music: Manu Chao, Charlie Parker, Pink Martini, Emir Kusturica and The No Smoking Orchestra, Gogol Bordello, Lila Downs, Kinky, Nortec Collective, Louis Armstrong, La Pegatina, Room Eleven, Umm Kulthum, Mercedes Sosa, Edith Piaf, Ute Lemper, Vinicio Capossela, Miriam Makeba, Oliver Mtukudzi, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Toto La Momposina, Mulatu Astatke, The Old Crow Medicine Show, Concha Buika, Panjabi MC, AR Rahman, traditional chinese operas, Yemen Blues, Huapangos de Guillermo Velázquez, Yo-yo Ma, Renzo Arvore, ETC, ETC, ETC
Books: El che , Die Blechtrommel, La Región Más Transparente, Canto a América
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveling alone through the Amazon Jungle, crossing the Amazon river swimming.
Swimming in the freezing North Sea in winter.
Spending the night in Rio De Janeiro Streets during carnival. Spending nights several times at bus stations. Going alone across Lacandone jungle.
Teach, Learn, Share
Climate change, Environmental justice, Sustainable transportation, Human Rights, Gender Empowerment, Social Equity. World music, Opera, art-films. Languages I am currently learning Dutch and German
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Sweden, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Denmark, Mexico, Portugal, Spain