Puerto Vallarta joined the celebration for ‘World Earth Day’ with the Environmental Fair that was organized in Parque Hidalgo, in which various institutions participated.
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Earth Day is a holiday celebrated in many countries. The celebration was first established in 1970 and recognized every April 22 with the purpose of bringing attention to the planet we inhabit, its ecosystems, and the home of humanity and to achieve a fair balance between the economic, social and environmental needs of the inhabitants.
“If we do not preserve natural resources, the health of the earth, we put our livelihood at risk. For us in Puerto Vallarta it is very important that every day there are more people who care about the environment, which is very relevant in a place like ours that is a tourist destination,” said head of the unit, Albino Garay de la O.
He added that several schools were invited to the Environmental Fair, as well as the general public, to learn about the activity carried out by some institutions in favor of conservation, and which involved people in recycling and games, they learned about the work they were doing to the preservation of the species.
18 organizations participated, including the Sub-Directorate of Ecology that exhibited its “Projects at Home”, such as compost and vertical gardens; Bahía Unida, Pronatura, Technological Institute of Bahía de Banderas, Crocodile Sanctuary El Cora, Community Center Entre Amigos, Conservation of Wonderful Spaces of Bahía de Banderas, AC (CEMBAB), Virtual Marietas, Alternatives, RPC Sierra de Vallejo-Rio Ameca, Ciyé, among others.
“Each of these organizations brought materials from the programs they have to take care of natural resources, to take care of Mother Earth, which is the objective of this day and the vision of Municipal Ecology is precisely to preserve natural resources and preserve the environment , is our reason for being,” he concluded.