World Day of Cleaning of Beaches and Rivers
The Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth joined the World Coastal Cleanup Day in Mexico, with the firm purpose of raising awareness among citizens about the importance of keeping rivers and beaches free of pollution.
Under the International Program “Children of Mother Earth” of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), clean-up and sensitization sessions were held on beaches, lakes and rivers in the states of Coahuila, Michoacán, Tabasco and Yucatán.
The action allowed the collection of inorganic waste that affects the aquatic ecosystems of Mother Earth.
In this region, a clean-up day was held on the Nazas River, a Coahuila and Durango lagoon region that harbors unique ecosystems and species as a desert water source.
From this zone the teaching of the 5Rs (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Reeducate and Reject) was implemented to collect the inorganic waste that added more than 30 bags of garbage.
Group of activists visited the Island of Janitzio in the Pátzcuaro Lake,
Prior to the celebration a group of activists visited the Island of Janitzio in the Lake of Patzcuaro, where they carried out an awareness work on the protection of the seas and water sources. The guardians managed to transmit this information to 450 students.
Different educational institutions participated in the activity: Patzimba Federal Rural Primary School, Tariacuri Bilingual Primary School, the School of Scientific and Technological Studies of the State of Michoacán (CECYTEM), Middle School Center from Distance (CEMSAD) and the Intercultural Technical Secondary School.
On the cleanup day, volunteers collected 50 garbage bags containing glass, plastic and other waste.
In this region, the volunteers cleaned 3 kilometers of Progreso beach, a growing tourist port. More than 70 people came for the collection of waste.
The day was held in coordination with civil organizations, such as the Association of Gender, Equality, Equity and Sustainability A.C. and the Fundación del Empresariado Yucateco (FEYAC).
Tabasco Planting trees.
Sowing of 25 ornamental and fruit trees.
The GEAP and the Superior Technological Institute of Comalcalco (ITSC) met at the River Beach Ecological Reserve, where 75 people attended to clean the river and plant 25 ornamental and fruit trees.
Isidro Jiménez, liaison coordinator of ITSC was present; Gonzalo Hernández, representative of the Ejidal Commission of Río Playa; Domingo Arévalo, delegated by the Direction of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Comalcalco, students of the ITSC, and representatives of the GEAP.
“We are committed to caring for the environment, not because they pay us as servants, but because it is the house where we live, where our children and grandchildren are going to live, we are committed to not faint and to be aware of each initiative”.
The GEAP together with other institutions work for the preservation of the ecological balance by promoting citizen, institutional and governmental actions, raising awareness in the community in general to protect the natural and urban spaces of Mother Earth.