Asociación Sucrense de Ecologia
|Name:||Asociación Sucrense de Ecologia|
|Aim:||To sensitize youth around Sucre about environmental issues|
|Staff:||director and volunteers|
|People Reached:||youth around Sucre|
|Donation:||1,500 Bolivianos (214 USD)|
Not far from the main square of Sucre, we find the Sucre Association of Ecology, a small NGO working on sensitizing Bolivian youth about environmental issues and advocating green solutions to common problems that the country faces.
A.S.E. works with a number of secondary schools in Sucre, organizing environmental campaigns, cleanup-actions and recycling workshops. When we visit their office, they are just discussing upcoming actions with a group of school youth. These actions include a march against global warming, a plastic bag pollution awareness creation cleanup, and a continuation of the paper-recycling they had already started. They show us beautifully crafted postcards made of fully recycled paper.
They show us other recycled products, including a flower with red plastic petals, paper maché bowls and cups, among other items. There are plenty of interesting projects that make interesting opportunities for volunteers, both national and international.
I suggest that international volunteers with specific skills - environmental campaigning is well-established in the global North - make a difference here in Sucre.
|recycled paper postcard at A.S.E.|