“Hermosillo is advantaged by its natural resources, but more so by its people. Through Biciclando, the Municipal Government will be a bridge uniting the drive of its women with the mission of building a greener world.” Mayor Antonio Astiazarán Gutiérrez
Creating eco-friendly employment opportunities
Hermosillo faces two significant challenges: First, women are severely underemployed—it is estimated that pandemic-related job losses have impacted two women for every man. And, second, the city currently only recycles 2 percent of its waste. In response, the city is creating “Biciclando,” a green employment program for women that uses circular-economy principles to address both challenges through a single intervention.