SDG 11 for sustainable cities and communities11.1 access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services
11.3 inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning
11.6 attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.7 universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces


In 2023, Centro Santa Angela will work for a second and final year in the neglected and underserved pueblo joven of San Miguel to consolidate the strides made in reducing pollution and promoting a culture of environmental stewardship. In 2024, following the same model developed in San Miguel, V Sector Urrunaga, and Víctor Raúl, Centro Santa Angela will begin to “green” another neighbourhood in José Leonardo Ortiz yet to be identified.

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Centro Santa Angela’s ecological team meet with the mayor of José Leonardo Ortiz.

Activities in San Miguel will include waste reduction and recycling, environmental sport and recreation, production of awareness-raising murals, development of an environmentally friendly market, organic gardening, and recovery and greening of public spaces. The community will formalize environmental organizations for children, youth and adults which will continue to promote environmentally sound practices and take action to improve their communities’ environment after the project ends.

This project will also launch an “environment observatory” which will use digital media and an online platform to monitor the state of the environment throughout José Leonardo Ortiz, improve knowledge and awareness about the environment and promote actions to improve its health.