Waste Management-Recycle Program 2020-23

In the community of Tallapampa-Penachi, District of Salas in the Lambayeque Region, the community has had little practice of hygiene, cleanliness and care of their environment that surrounds them, mainly due to not being aware of the importance that this has on their health and on the well-being of the population. On a daily basis, it is observed that garbage is thrown on the roads and streets, generating an unpleasant environment that is harmful to health.

The students scatter the solids in the streets, wrappers, papers, shells, bags, etc., of the different candies they buy, contributing to that in the community there are no signs or deposits for the waste to be placed.

The pandemic generated by Covid-19 has pushed for fundamental changes, where the producers organized in the Rondas Campesinas in coordination with local authorities have assumed control of the movement of people, disinfection and hand washing practices to avoid contagion.

This project was designed to improve the understanding of both students and the population of the community of Tallapampa, of the importance of maintaining the balance between nature and society, natural resources and healthy spaces that allow sustainable development and the improvement of the quality of life of families today and in the future.

The Educational Institution encourages students to express their curiosity so that they can explore, be motivated to ask questions, seek answers, develop their ability to analyze, reflect, innovate and evaluate the processes of nature; allowing them to generate explanations about the world in which they live, based on knowledge and their own observations and experiences.

The reflexive construction of knowledge about the social, ecological, and geographic interactions and interdependencies that occur in the local, regional, national, and global context allows the development of an environmental awareness, characterized by the attitude of prevention and initiative before, during, and after disasters caused by the consequences of environmental human action.

Environmental education is an indispensable tool to seek the development of environmental awareness; starting from the premise that environmental culture begins from the person as an individual, through their own hygiene, their home, the latrines, the community yard, the food they eat, the way they treat waste; that is, starting from small and individual areas and then doing it in a broader way, such as the conservation of their community, forests, waters, soils and ecosystems in general.

The Community Workshops

Meetings were held with the leaders and members of the community as well as the teachers to explain that the objectives of the project were to raise awareness about the importance of good solid waste management, need to place the containers in appropriate place for placement of the rubbish and coordination of the tree planting days.
– 22 people participated in the planting of 500 grevilea plants
– 12 people participated in the planting of 100 bamboo plants
– 30 people participated in the awareness-raising workshops on the importance of recycling and reforestation.
– 25 primary school children participated in the awareness-raising workshop.
– 09 containers for the deposit of garbage were distributed around the community.

Within two years the forest planting at the entrance of the community will be visible and appreciated by the community; other communities are now expressing interest in reforestation, there is more awareness and commitment to look for alternatives to face and adapt to climate change and as a community they are starting to understand that our planet is at rick and action is needed now and there is a desire to seek support to reforest the 4 hectares available to the community of Tallapampa.

Recycle Bins

Reforestation Activities

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