Diana Leon

Freelance journalist based in Mexico, interested in art, culture and environment. Student at the University of Guadalajara and member of the Mexican Network of Environmental Journalists (REMPA).


Discovering the Ecobarrios of Latin America

The book Ecobarrios en América Latina: Alternativas comunitarias para la transición hacia la sustentabilidad urbana (Ecobarrios in Latin America: Community Alternatives for the Transition to Urban Sustainability) is an exploration of the committed and valuable work of a movement of people throughout the continent.

March 8, 2022


Facing Mexico’s zero-waste challenge

Grassroots organizations in Mexico are promoting inclusive recycling by helping usher trash pickers, or pepenadores, into the salaried workforce. In the endeavor, they draw on positive experiences around the developing world.

February 28, 2022


Throwaway people or valued environmental service providers?

By collecting and separating reusable or recyclable materials of their own accord, unsalaried waste pickers relieve the growing burden of mismanaged municipal solid waste.

February 16, 2022