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About Pure Earth Colombia
Since we started operations in Colombia at the end of 2016, we have been working on multiple fronts to reduce the prevalence of toxic pollution and the cost associated with human health; It is a long-term work, in alliance with local and national authorities as a contribution to country programs and defined public policies. In this way, the programs have focused on vulnerable communities in the context of the social problems that impact Colombia.
Prize winners of Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge: The Amazon
Four teams were announced as winners in The Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge: The Amazon for their achievements developing new innovations to conserve the Amazon rainforest, Pure Earth was one of them. With the improvement of a technique that uses silver-coated copper plates to decontaminate ASGM tailings, Pure Earth team won one of the prizes that the challenge awarded. This global competition, through innovation and technology, seeks to transform artisanal and small-scale gold mining into a more environmentally responsible and socially equitable practice. Find more here.
- Spotlight on Colombia: A Benchmark of Knowledge and Innovation in the Region (April 2023)
- Pure Earth Wins Grand Challenge For Innovation To Reduce Mercury (January 2023)
- Colombia: Pure Earth Selected as Finalist in $1 Million Challenge to Reduce Mercury in the Amazon (June 2022)
- Investigating and Mapping Mercury Contamination in Colombia (June 2021)
- Helping Communities Hard Hit by Covid (May 2020)
- Activating Communities to Solve Pollution (March 2020)
- Colombia Lead Poisoning: More Children Can Now Sleep Safely with Lead-Free Mattresses (Oct 2019)
- Colombia Lead Poisoning: A Clean, Lead-Free Mattress For His Birthday (Nov 2018)
- Helping Children Break Free of Lead Poisoning (June 2018)
- A Friendship Based On Giving Back – Colombian Star Taliana Vargas and Designer Pili Restrepo (April 2018)
- Report From Colombia: Investigating Toxic Sites (Jan 2017)
The pollution present in the air, water, and soil is affecting our health and our communities, challenging us to take urgent measures to eliminate it. A challenge that needs superheroes to eliminate the pollution from our lives and communities.
That’s why we are looking for superheroes who want to win this pollution challenge. The main duty of these superheroes is to assume responsibility with their community and families to promote healthy lifestyle habits that allow us to overcome the challenge of pollution.
Do you want to become a superhero and be part of this pollution challenge?
ANGIE TATIANA ORTEGA
Health Projects Coordinator
DIEGO FERNANDO MARÍN
Investigator Pure Earth
Investigator Pure Earth
Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean
Global Mercury Strategy Coordinator