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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kids ask everyone to recycle

As part of World Ocean Day SOS Tartarugas in conjunction with Escola Kim Barbosa initiated a project to encourage recycling and the proper disposal of rubbish. 

As an island, Sal has limited ways to dispose of rubbish and litter and debris is becoming an increasing problem as both a health hazard and an eyesore.

The kids at the school in Santa Maria made rubbish bins from found materials and decorated them with environmental themes.  The children demonstrated great creativity and understanding of the problem.  The bins are on display in the Cultural Centre in Santa Maria this week and will move to the Library in Espargos next week.

You can see more photos here.

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