The very first woman to become a ranger in Switzerland is Mexican born America Croisier. She has been for a good time the only one working as a ranger in this country, looking after a forest by the lake Valle de Joux, at the comune of L?Abbaye, no less tan 2,000 hectares of dense vegetation which she oversees day or night, spring or wintertime, summer or fall.Do you want to know how the forests are kept beautiful and productive in Switzerland? Would you be interested in getting to know how a Swiss woman saved a rainforest in Mexico? Come then to Na Bolom.ch event:
HOMMAGE TO GERTRUDE DUBY BLOM AT HER 20TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY
Friday December 6th, 2013
18h00 – 20h00
Free Entrance / Donations accepted.
The Swiss Cultural Association Na Bolom.ch invites you to honor the memory of Gertrude Duby Bolom who died at almost 93 years of age in December 23th, 1993, in San Cristobal de las Casas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas where she lived and worked since 1943.
Duby Blom, a famous ethnologist and photographer, spent five decades fighting for the respect to the great Lacandon rainforest, one of the only two lungs in the American continent. In her native Switzerland she studied Horticulture in Niederlenz and Social Work in Zurich, two abilities she put to good use in Europe and in Mexico.
Trudi, as she was known, is considered the very first real ecological spirit in the world.
At the event, America Croisier will deliver her conference “Rencontres Forestières: Des cultures différentes pour une même passion” and Kyra Núñez-Johnsson will introduce “The life of a legend” a photographic show of Duby Blom’s long life.
Na Bolom.ch will participate in the mexican celebration of the “Day of the dead” organized by the Mexican Embassy in Switzerland. A mexican altar will be presented in the Embassy and will be dedicated to Mr. Gilberto Bosques and Mrs. Gertrude Duby Blom.
On September 12th the Cultural Association Na Bolom.ch was officially inaugurated in Bern. The non profit, cultural and ecological organization was created in honor of Gertrude Duby Blom, the “First Woman Ecologist in the Americas”. In the picture: Matthias Lörtscher, nephew of Trudi, Honorary President of Na Bolom.ch; Rudolf Knoblauch, Ambassador of Switzerland in Mexico; Tania Michel-Blanco, Communications Manager; Nuria Font de Berlioz, Secretary General; Jorge Castro Valle-Kuehne, Ambassador of Mexico in Switzerland, Kyra Nuñez-Johnsson, President of Na Bolom.ch; Ivonne Meyer, Vicepresident of Na Bolom.ch; Ana Isabel Campus, Treasure, and Héctor Pineda Moreno, Accounts Checker.
On October 16th, a lecture on Gertrude Duby Blom will be dictated by Mrs. Kyra Nuñez-Johnsson, president of Na Bolom.ch at the Museum of Swiss in the World as part of a program dedicated to the Swiss in the Americas.