The City Council of Jumilla, with the help of Ecoembes, the non-profit environmental organization that promotes the circular economy through the recycling of packaging, has launched the project "Red de Colleges EducaEnEco" in public primary schools.
The campaign began yesterday at the Mariano Suárez College and has had a meeting today at the Miguel Hernández, with the visit of Environment Councilor Juan Gil, the head of the area, Victoria Martinez, as well as Nuria Espinosa, vice president of the Region Association of Murcia Clean.
"Network of Education Colleges" reaches the Region of Murcia after the success obtained in its first edition in other autonomous communities, allowing to expand the number of centers joined for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The objective of this project is to encourage recycling in the day-to-day of Primary schools and, for this, to place special emphasis on the involvement of the entire educational community (teachers, non-teaching staff and students), who are offers training and materials to facilitate the separation of waste.
These tools, which are necessary to raise awareness about the importance of the practice of recycling for the care of the environment, are facilitated by Ecoembes as part of its commitment to involve the entire school ecosystem in search of more sustainable schools, and its commitment to education as a strategic pillar to preserve the environment: yellow and blue litter bins, as well as signage and other didactic materials of support.
The program also brings great added value thanks to the personalized advice that its team of environmental educators offers to each center, providing training to the entire educational community on its role in achieving a more sustainable school.
In this way, both teachers and cleaning teams, beadworkers or kitchen and dining staff, receive guidance on how to integrate waste separation into their daily tasks.
An educator of Ecoembes makes several visits to the centers throughout the year to know on the spot how the project is being developed and to resolve possible doubts.
Once finalized, a diploma and a seal are awarded that certify the good work and the willingness of all the members to improve their environment.
This project counts on the collaboration of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment of the Region of Murcia.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla