We did it!!! For the second year in a row, Fundación Bahia organized the World Clean Up Day Effort for Cartagena with the help of many volunteers, other NGOs, committed enterprises and leaders! Many thanks to all for your support and especially to the more than 930 volunteers who on September 21st participated cleaning up La Boquilla as well as other locations around Cartagena´s bodies of water, with a staggering 6,177 kilos of residue picked up and disposed of correctly! Plus a beautiful ecological mural at the Punta Arena community center!
During the Migratory Bird Festival on October 30th, Fundación Bahía participated on a very exciting birding tour to Punta Arena with Colegio Montessori´s Juan Felipe Restrepo, in efforts to form local eco-tourist guides, and spread awareness on the richness of the biodiversity in Punta Arena and the importance of conservation for future generations. Fundación Bahía organized an Environmental Awareness Workshop at the local school with the help of students from the Environmental Education program from the Universidad de Cartagena. 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were vaccinated against environmental apathy and loved meeting the most committed environmentalist, watching their own image on a mirror!
We proudly present #MarLimpio2020, a city wide campaign to raise awareness and fight plastic pollution in our bay and oceans. Everything thrown without care ends up in the Ocean! Cartagena exists thanks to its bay and today its booming tourism industry depends on the welfare of its people, ecosystems and biodiversity. We need to protect our Oceans and Bay by paying more attention to our residue management practices and by making responsible choices as consumers. Most of the trash found during our beach clean ups and in the bay and ocean corresponds to single-use plastic. We all need to curb our enthusiasm when it comes to consuming these goods and we need to passionately refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle plastic! Please visit our website and sign the pledge for cleaner oceans and to become a #GuardianesdelOceano! #OceanGuardian! Please help us build more of these educational sculptures to invite and stimulate people to protect our beaches and sea!
Many thanks for your continued support and for helping us to continue our mission to protect the ocean and the bay from plastic pollution and to include island communities in Tierra Bomba within the touristic and economic circuit of Cartagena!
Diana de la Vega
Volunteers at the World Clean Up Day Effort
Beach cleanup during the World Clean Up Day Effort
Punta Arena community center - BEFORE
Punta Arena community center - AFTER
Artists of the community center's ecological mural
Bird Watching Festival at Punta Arena
Environmental Awareness Workshop
At #MarLimpio2020, become #GuardianesDelOceano