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Meet The #UPGSustainability Leaders

Meet the Nominees! You can vote for 1 person in each category (e.g. 1 person in Male and 1 person in Female) – and you can do this in every region. Please browse this site and get to know the #UPGSustainability Leaders. If you have questions for them, then please signup for updates so that you know when they will be available in a LIVE session so that you can ask them questions.

By the end of the campaign, two people from each region will win the most votes and will secure a place on the #UPGSustainability #JourneyToHurricane. And your VOICE matters: who would you be happy to vote for? Please scroll down and learn more.

Partial Polling Results

Last Updated: 00:00 on 1 August 2021

Total Voters: 3,526

Partial Results Podium

1st – 1420 votes
2nd – 1310 votes
3rd – 1276 votes

Please note that each Voter casts 2 votes: 1 woman and 1 man. And so the total number of votes is twice the total number of Voters.

Gretta Tello

Gretta is a #UPG Sustainability leader from Peru. One of her main goals that she pursues with the development of technology is to enable clean water for everyone and sanitation in water bodies for human consumption and ecosystem preservation. Along with this, she also aims to impact on the 8th and 12th SDGs as the implementation of this technology will create decent work and economic growth for the local community, as well as the production of sustainable products that will be available for the same community to sell, creating a complete system of circular economy.

Jesus David Moreno Salcedo

David Moreno #UPGSustainability Leader based in Latin America, Colombia. He want to make a big difference in this campaign to increase awareness and positive leadership on sustainability, empowering the younger generation because they can play a much bigger and more critical role in the Globe. Especially with the SDG 17 “Partnership for the Goals”.

José Eduardo Caballero Murillo

Eduardo Caballero is a #UPG Sustainability leader, from Mexico and is a Biotechnology Engineer by profession. He has been doing research and working for 5 years on a technology to bioremediate eutrophication from the main water reservoirs in Mexico.

Laura Andrea Saldarriaga

I am Laura Andrea Saldarriaga, UPG Sustainability Leader for 2023, hailing from Medellin, Colombia. As an environmental engineer , I am deeply passionate about knowledge, science, technology, and innovation. My project is on mapping territorial capabilities for agroecological production processes, I aim to raise awareness regarding the significance of agroecology as a clean production method.

Lucila Martelli

Lucila Martelli #UPGSustainability Leader is a young environmental professional from Argentina. She is passionate about sustainability and climate and has worked on many different projects related to the environment, climate and sustainability for more than 5 years, collaborating with a diverse range of organizations. Her project as an UPG Sustainability Leader targets SDGs 4 (Quality Education), 13 (Climate Action), 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships), since she believes education is key to raise awareness and we need to work together to promote the necessary changes and create a more sustainable and inclusive world.

Yuri Omar Apolinario Silveira

Yuri Omar, is a #UPGSustainability leader who hails from Brazil. He aligns his efforts with SDG 11. As the creator of the ‘Sustained by Sustainability’ project, Yuri established a sustainable cycle within a public school environment, fostering eco-friendly practices and environmental awareness.”

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