Eight schools in Palencia have been the honoured hosts of a new activity organised jointly by Aquona and the Natural Heritage Foundation of Castilla y León, a partner of the Ecoval Sudoe project, with the aim of raising awareness among new generations about the importance of the correct separation and recovery of organic waste. The awareness campaign was spread over a total of four days between 23 and 29 November and, thanks to eight environmental education workshops, 184 children learned in a playful and participatory way about the importance of the brown bin and which waste should go in it.
This is the second time that the ECOVAL project has carried out environmental education actions in Palencia. Last school year, 6 schools and 248 students participated in 11 workshops. Last year’s campaign was held on the occasion of the European Week for Waste Reduction, the biggest awareness-raising event on waste prevention in Europe, which this year took place from the 19th to the 27th of the same month.
Last year, the Ecoval Sudoe project participated in this event with the campaign “Another bin, what a brown bin!”, focused on disseminating and familiarising the general public with the new brown bin in order to emphasise the importance of correct waste separation in projects that seek to recover waste. This campaign, organised by FEUGA, won the 2021 edition award thanks to its creativity, impact and participatory nature, which reaffirmed the project’s good work in terms of communication.
This activity is in addition to those previously carried out by the Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León last school year, as well as the four carried out by FEUGA and CETAQUA in four schools in Galicia. In this way, Ecoval Sudoe reaches almost 600 students aware of this issue, bringing science closer to citizens and helping to build a sustainable future based on the principle of circular economy.