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Caravaca program activities on the occasion of the "World Environment Day" (05/06/2019)

The City of Caravaca de la Cruz has scheduled various activities on the occasion of the 'World Environment Day', which this year is commemorated in countries around the world with the fight against air pollution as a theme.

The central activity will take place this Friday, June 7, starting at 5:00 pm, on the Paseo de la Corredera.

The Councilor for the Environment, Enrique Fuentes, has called for participation in environmental games and workshops that will be developed in collaboration with 'Urban Environment', the Association for the Defense of the Environment 'Caralluma', Project Abraham and the voluntary association for animal protection 'Econciencia'.

Attendees will receive aromatic plants and other gifts, such as reusable bags and water bottles.

Regarding the theme of the workshops include textile recycling, creation of nests for birds and animals in danger of extinction.

The activities are completed with the talk entitled 'Our Region', by the president of 'Caralluma', María del Carmen García Navarro.

The conference will take place today, Wednesday, June 5, at 8:00 pm, at the House of Culture 'Emilio Sáez'.

Councilman Enrique Fuentes recalled that the celebration of the 'World Environment Day' began last week with the exhibition of emergency means for the extinction of forest fires, in which about 350 students from 4th grade of Primary School participated. the different educational centers of the urban area and districts.

He also referred to the selective waste collection data, which "have improved over the last four years with an increase of 2.5 kilograms of light packaging and 3 kilograms of paper and cardboard per person per year, although continue with awareness campaigns to strengthen this trend ".

World Environment Day

Each 'World Environment Day' focuses on a theme with which to raise public awareness of a particularly pressing environmental issue.

The theme for 2019 revolves around air pollution;

a call to action with which to help fight a serious problem that affects millions of people.

Approximately seven million people around the world die prematurely each year due to air pollution and, of these, about 4 million inhabit Asia and the Pacific.

This edition of the 'World Environment Day', an event led by the UN and held every June 5, has China as the host country.

Understanding the different types of pollution, and how they affect our health and the environment, will help to take measures to improve the air we breathe.

Often you can not even see it, but air pollution is everywhere.

Nine out of ten people around the world are exposed to levels of contamination that exceed the levels of safety indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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