“Mercado Ecovida” promotes environmental care and respect for animals in Mérida

Ecovida Market is an innovative concept recently introduced in the city of Mérda that provides citizens the opportunity of adopting trees, dogs, cats and even possums.

Ecovida Market is touring the different public parks in Mérida to promote environmental care, food with natural ingredients, healthy eating habits and respect for animals.

Municipal official, Liborio Vidal Cañetas, said on Monday September 16th that Mercado Ecovida is a program that  involves local exhibitors, who sell their ecological items such as straws, bags, organic food, among others, and that trees are also granted for adoption as well as dogs, cats and possums.

Mercado Ecovida does not charge admission or any fee for the space to exhibitors, unlike other expos and bazars where merchants have to pay, we have the municipality authorization to install the market in parks such as the Francisco de Montejo and Las Américas subdivisions, we already had two editions with very good response from the people,” said the official.

“This is an initiative with a strong family participation, in a friendly environment, where people of all ages collaborate and interact, because this is an important issue that interests the entire population. There is also live music, and we are planning to organize new editions in the coming weeks, “he added.

Mercado Ecovida (Photo: Facebook)

“We want to position Mercado Ecovida in our city, we have several ideas that we will be putting into practice, we hope more people can attend and we want this project to be present in all parts of the state capital”. the municipal official continued.

Liborio Vidal stated that the Ecovida Market seeks to generate awareness in the population on:

  1. Care for the environment
  2. Respect for animals
  3. Importance of consuming natural products
  4. Good eating habits 

“At the beginning of the project we thought that people would not attend, however, we have had the participation of 300 exhibitors and the parks were crowded, we have given 500 trees, 10 dogs, and several cats in adoption. Mercado Ecovida has been a success and we hope it will continue to be so”, he concluded.

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