Friday, January 16, 2009
This is the Panama Verde group with the trash can that they built. This is the first public trash can in the community. They are learning about trash management and environmental conservation and I am learning along with them. Imagine if you did not have trash pickup and you had to figure out how to manage your garbage without contaminating your yard or your farm or your drinking water. Most people in the community burn their trash (which can be bad for their health and for the environment). We used to burn ours too but now we are using a landfill system at our house.