There are many initiatives the young protagonists of Sunrise+ are involved in to protect and develop the environment and local resources to make their communities ecologically, socially and economically sustainable. The latest initiative was their participation in the Mangrove Protection Day.
Tall and leafy, the mangrove tree is extremely important in the fight against climate change: they absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide, combat soil erosion and are the perfect habitat for several animal species.
Young people from the province of Esmeraldas, protagonists of the Sunrise + project, immediately expressed great interest in issues related to the environment and sustainability, which were the source of inspiration for some of the projects they started using the 6×1 Teens for Unity methodology. So, on 26 July they participated with great enthusiasm in the “Third meeting of ecological clubs”.
The day was full of activities, including several conferences and a historical review of the mangrove. The young people were actively involved in presenting small performances and traditional dances.
Participating in these sharing meetings is one of the ways in which the very young can learn more about the biodiversity of their territories and make the whole community more aware of and respectful of environmental issues.