Promoting environmental awareness is an easy way to become an environmental steward and participate in creating a brighter future for our children.
Today only 9% of the nine billion tonnes of plastic the world has produced has been recycled. Most end up in landfills or in our natural environment. By 2050, there will be approximately 12 billion tonnes of plastic waste in landfills and the environment. Plastic contaminates soil and water. These plastic particles are then found in the stomachs of animals, finally entering our food chain. Ditching conventional single use plastics and adopting more environmentally friendly alternatives based on reduce, reuse, recycle will be a long process. In the meantime, strengthening circular and waste management systems is helping to reduce plastic pollution.
The aim is to minimize environmental pollution, preserve their crops, the water in which they fish, bathe and the ambient air which is already extremely polluted at the time at the time of the annual forest fires and waste burning around March-April. If the waste is thrown in the nature, it is burned in the same way and that pollutes the atmosphere and consequently is very harmful for the health of people.
Environmental awareness is the need of the population.
We try to raise awareness for children about protecting the environment. Around the world this subject is becoming an emergency, even more in Laos where the education levels are low particularly with regards to waste management.
As an organization, we regularly set up several activities including:
Weekly collection of plastic waste,
Teaching in English of vocabulary related to ecology,
Sort and recycle waste at school in a fun way.
The aim is to make children aware of the environment in a playful and educational way to motivate them to get involved!