For the "World Environment Day" on Friday, June 5th, the GEAP in Panama and the Metropolitan University of Education, Science and Technology (UMECIT) joined forces with the purpose of celebrating life with Mother Earth through an awareness day in which 70 students of different faculties participated.
A documentary video of the French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand was presented, allowing a broader perspective of how humans have fragmented the balance of the planet placing the future for humanity at risk, thus promoting deep reflection concerning consumer habits that are generated in the world. This event was promoted through the support of Vice President for Research and Extension, M.Sc. Emilio Perez.
Young people were grouped and trained on the subject of arborization, and were given 35 trees, in order to contribute to the reforestation of public spaces and places that have lost green areas because of urban growth, causing a negative impact on the environment.
The school UMECIT will study the implementation of the project "Children of Mother Earth" in its institutional activities in order to project itself as the first green university in Panama, with institutional policies that may be offered in other Panamanian entities.