Archive for January, 2010

GREEN DRINKS MEETING TACKLES RECYCLING

January 31, 2010

Every month people from all over the world who work in the environmental field meet up for a drink at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. The idea behind Green Drinks is to bring together a mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business who are interested in ‘green topics’. It’s a great way of catching up with people you know, making new contacts in the “green industry” and promoting the environmental conservation worldwide.

This January Green Drinks meeting in Manuel Antonio was held on the 29th in Casa Sandra and the main topic of discussion was recycling. There were about 15 participants and the short presentation on the global solid waste problem was followed by a lively discussion.  Andrea from ASOPROQUEPOS was present to answer questions and suggest what each participant can help to improve the situation. This organization, which is in charge of solid waste removal and recycling in Quepos and Manuel Antonio is doing great job under difficult conditions and limited equipment and funds. The Titi Conservation Alliance is working with ASOPROQUEPOS on the environmental education in local schools, as well as on setting up recycling centers in schools and teaching kids how to reuse recyclable materials and turn them into art and various reusable objects.

green drinks jan 2010

The meeting participants concluded that the education is the best way to go in order to change bad habits such as littering and dumping materials that can be reused. ASOPROQUEPOS is inviting all interested businesses and private people to join their recycling campaign by calling 2777-1107.

TCA supports Billion Tree Campaign

January 2, 2010

Titi Conservation Alliance joined the Billion Tree Campaign organized by the United Nations Environment Program by pledging to plant 5000 trees in 2010.  The trees that we plan to plant in 2010 are part of our Rio Naranjo Biological Corridor Project and will benefit not only the two separated population of mono titis, but will enrich the biodiversity of the region, and, as a bonus, will act as carbon sink as well.

planting a tree

This very popular campaign is supported by organizations and private people from all over the world. Why not join them? You pledge and pay, and we will plant in your name.  And not only plant, but take care of and keep alive. That does not seem to be part of the pledge, but is seriously big part of how successful the whole campaign will be.