Solve pollution. Save lives. Protect the planet.

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Our Team
LINA HERNÁNDEZ

Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean

LIZETH OLAYA

Country Director

ANGIE TATIANA ORTEGA

Project Coordinator

ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ

Technical Manager
Global Mercury Strategy Coordinator

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.

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About Pure Earth Colombia

In Colombia, air, water, and soil pollution was responsible for 8% of deaths in 2019, according to the study conducted by the National Health Observatory (ONS) of the National Institute of Health (INS). This study indicated that there were a total of 17,549 deaths attributed to environmental risk factors.

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.

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The Toxic Truth

Trapping a Slippery Foe

Alfonso Rodriguez and Charlie Espinosa explain innovations to map and remove mercury contamination in Colombia. 

Programmatic Solutions

Mercury Contamination Project
Mercury Contamination Project

Local efforts that help strengthen the implementation of the Minamata Convention and reduce mercury pollution released into the environment.

 

 

Lead Contamination Project
Lead Contamination Project

Lead contamination source identification activities and contributing to the global reduction of lead contamination in vulnerable populations.

Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)

Education strategies for vulnerable populations to prevent pollution 

Advocacy and Campaigns
Advocacy and Campaigns

Join the change and let’s protect our planet together.

Minamata Convention COP-4

March 21-25th, 2022. The fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-4) was held in Bali, Indonesia, and Pure Earth was there. See our participation and main advances.

Pure Earth Day 2022

Award-winning actor and environmentalist Matthew Modine joins Pure Earth for this special Earth Day virtual world tour, making stops in Colombia, Ghana and the Philippines. See Pure Earth pollution experts in action, and find out what’s at stake for their communities and yours.

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 23-29th, 2022

Knowledge Materials

 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?

Letter to parents/legal guardian

Download The ladder game