With the purpose of joining efforts in favor of the preservation of the environment and raising awareness about the importance of keeping our beaches and coasts clean, the Green Footprint Social Responsibility volunteer from Banco Promerica and the Fundación Rescate y Vida de la Caleta held a conference Coastal cleaning in the La Caleta Submarine National Park and its surroundings.
The solid waste collection and classification activity had the participation of 70 collaborators of the financial institution, who together with their children from 4 to 17 years old traveled more than 30,500 square meters.
The Huella Verde Promerica volunteer program was created with the aim of leaving a positive footprint with social actions and sustainability activities that help the Dominican community and the environment, explained the executive president of Promerica, Carlos Julio Camilo.
He argued that the financial institution continues to be committed to the sectors in which it operates. “We carry out various environmental impact activities to reinforce our commitment to preserving the country’s natural resources.”
It is the first time that Promerica includes children in its garbage collection activity. The purpose of the initiative was to leave a positive message in the young people who participated to create citizen awareness for the future.
During the activity, the importance of raising awareness about caring for the environment and the impact of materials such as glass and batteries, which take around 500 years to decompose, was highlighted.
In addition to recyclable materials, the collectors found other types of waste that were classified in bags for glass, plastic, metal containers, paper and organic waste in order to leave the area clean and free of waste.