COUNCILLORS in Nerja town have been highlighting the importance of respecting the environment, particularly on its many beaches in the area.
Councillors in Nerja town have been highlighting the importance of respecting the environment, particularly on its many beaches in the area. The Councillor for the Environment, Javier Rodríguez, along with the Councillors for Education, Gema Laguna, and Playas, María del Carmen López, greeted the more than 80 students of 1st year of ESO of IES El Chaparil yesterday, June 7, who have participated in the environmental education day to clean the beaches of El Chucho and Playazo, to commemorate World Environment Day. This action, which has had the collaboration of the Nerja Town Council, is part of the ALDEA and FormaJoven program of the Junta de Andalucia.
During the meeting, Javier Rodríguez highlighted the importance of raising awareness among the youth of the municipality in respecting the environment. “With this educational initiative, the Town Council shows its commitment to caring for the environment, sensitising young people to maintaining clean and waste-free beaches, as well as highlighting the natural spaces and resources that our coastline has.”
Rodriguez also announced that the participants will receive a gift voucher to go on a kayak route to the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo.
For her part, the Councillor for Education, Gema Laguna, congratulated the educational community for their involvement in the development of this environmental education day, announcing that the Town Council, through the delegations of Environment, Education and Beaches, will promote education about the environment in the other schools and institutes of Nerja and Maro.
Finally, the Councillor for Beaches, María del Carmen López, has valued the care of our coastline, underlining that “the day also aims to promote recycling, especially of plastic waste, which is the most harmful to beaches, seas and oceans, since these elements end up in the seabed, contaminating them for years due to their difficult decomposition, and in turn damaging the species and flora that reside in the environment.”
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