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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Bobo Dioulasso, Houet, Hauts-Bassins, Burkina Faso

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Bobo Dioulasso, Houet, Hauts-Bassins, Burkina Faso
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Registered: December 2011
City/Town/Province: WILMINGTON
Posts: 1
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A small initiative for the environment makes a great impact to our planet. After few months in Wilmington, it was time to come back to my home town, Bobo, in Burkina Faso, for the holidays. I was happy to see family and friends. It was nice to finally be home. My favorite mango tree was blossoming, and my guava tree still had few guavas. Nothing has changed at home. The next day, during a walk around the neighborhood, I couldn’t be uncaring to the huge quantity of plastic bags on the ground. Goats and sheep were eating the rare grass that they could find among these plastic bags. The very next day, my sisters and I decided to do something. It was insalubrious and harmful.
The first part of our work was trying to heighten the children awareness of maintaining the environment healthy. Plastic material pollutes the environment and does not degenerate quickly. We have been able to inform few children in our neighborhood about the importance of preserving a clean and healthy environment.
Then, equipped with gloves, bags, scarves, we were ready to get rid of the toxic plastic in the neighborhood. Due to the enormous quantity of plastic bags, it took us 2 whole days to get rid of most of the plastic on the ground. Some of these plastic bags will be given to a recycling company in town to reprocess them into useful objects.
These few pounds of plastic, removed from the ground, have made a great impact in the environment. A clean and healthy planet must be a priority everywhere and anytime.
· Date: December 31, 2011 · Views: 5870 · File size: 21.7kb, 891.6kb · : 2048 x 1536 ·
Hours Volunteered: 60
Volunteers: 3
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 20 & 13 to 20
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