hello My name is Gerardo Martínez Rodríguez. I am a student of marine biology and I am a guide in costalegreecoadventure but above all I am from La Manzanilla, we all know that we have environmental problems in the community (garbage, plastics, sewage, garbage burning, etc.) but we all know that we can do something to maintain a beautiful community, this year I was invited by the Catalina Foundation, to teach an environmental education class (students from 14 to 16 years old) in my opinion young enough, but you could start with kindergarden students as well.
the classes have had a good development, there are 10 students who take the class.
I have shown then the ecosystems that we have here (to take care of and conscientizarte, you must first know what you have)
We talk about the problems of sewage, although we have good news the CEA (state water commission) is requesting funds for a new treatment plant and a functional system, we have hope. they been here in the last weeks.
we talk in class the importance of recycling, not littering, not burning garbage etc,
parts of the goals in these classes is that students learn to reduce the use of plastics, I have also asked a tree to each to plant it at the end of the course,
I have the idea of giving each student one of these coleman thermos, which is to fill with water, and which has a Straw that you can take off and use in another drinks.
I am here to request your help to buy these 10 thermos for the students, I ask for funds in the catalina but they tell me that they do not have it for now.
Another idea is to make stickers for the menus of the restaurants that say
""""In this place the drinks are served without straw, since we try to keep our environment healthy, if you like your drink with straw ask for it please"""" also we going to make signage to put them in the restaurants and places with commerce.
Well those are just some ideas that we are going to do, I hope that some of you can help, remember that we think globally and act locally!
If you have any questions this is my contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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