Thursday, February 23, 2012

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

In a country that prides itself on its National Parks and environmental awareness and is know for its natural beauty and biodiversity, taking care of the environment is of huge importance in Costa Rica. Unfortunately this message hasn’t quite reached a lot of the people who live here. So the GVI volunteers thought it would be a great idea to introduce a recycling program into the School in El Cocal.

 We spent some time with the kids designing, painting and decorating the recycling bins. We will introduce the recycling boxes to the school next week, explaining to the kids how to use them and why.
Our volunteer Meghan also started collecting rubbish from around the island (to the confusion of many of the locals).  Hopefully with the new recycling bins and Meghan patrolling the streets of El Cocal we should see a cleaner and more environmentally friendly El Cocal. 

Community program Staff - Quepos