They are four in the morning on a Monday in January and our vehicle moves down the path of Earth, stones and dried herbs of return to the city. We have been for several days visiting a wayuu community where we share pleasant moments and we could meet some of the usages, traditions and customs of this people who clings to his identity to preserve the historical and cultural legacy accumulated over hundreds of years. We have taken very well time and thanks to Julio, a cacique careful in taking care of their children, nephews and other members of his kindred, we had access to cemetery, del corral of the goats, the jaguey, dance of the yonna, preparing chicha and the gatherings several relatives of which they had to make do with some few words that we understood the language of the ethnic group. After this wonderful experience in which we have passed one of the best vacations we love a little more to this town that has withstood all tests that time, violence, and the greed of the invaders with courage did you. Even have superimposed to the intense and prolonged droughts which in some years has supported the region and that they have been able to withstand thanks to his patience, fortitude and a very particular style cope with their daily lives.
The wayuu Indians have always lived with scarcity and therefore have learned how to make proper use of its scarce resources. Thus are true experts in the rational use of water, in the minimum of charcoal Act and into the adequacy of their homes to seize the direction of las brisas and have a fresh atmosphere amidst strong temperatures in the middle and the upper Guajira. They, like no other, and without learning from anyone are specialists in energy efficiency for several reasons. The need has been his teacher and the shortage his University. Let’s explore together the Wayuu universe in relation to the efficient use of forms of energy at your fingertips. Alejandro Rutto Martinez is a renowned journalist and Colombian writer, linked as a teacher at several Colombian universities. He is author of four books and co-author of three others in which addresses the theme of leadership, the Ethics and human development. He is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences, forums, and other academic events. Get in touch with him through corrreo or call cell 300 8055526.