Team Altea

Valentín Cárdenas Alcocer, Universidad Anáhuac Mayab, Mérida, Mexico


Valentín is motivated, dedicated, and inspired around environmental awareness, and a member of Team Altea. He is pursuing an Environmental Engineering degree at the Anáhuac Mayab University in Mérida, Yucatán, but originally from Valladolid, a town known as magical for its tourist attractions and cultural importance. He was inspired to start a climate awareness initiative during high school, after being surprised by the amount of organic waste he generated cooking daily at home. He wondered what he could do with leftovers and discovered a solution in composting. Valentín researched, read, watched videos and taught himself to compost because he was passionate about solving a problem he encountered. Thus began a journey that led him to a career focused on waste management and pollutant remediation. Valentín believes that community action stems from education, and is determined to educate people with a holistic approach to sustainability. During Project Green Challenge, his field of vision widened, as he observed new problems that he too would like to solve. Valentín is determined to undertake a Climate Action Project that generates positive impact.

Five words that describe PGC: Competence, Perseverance, Learning, Inspiration, Wonderful.