Ya’axche Activities on Earth Day

Yesterday Ya’axche observed Earth Day 2009 with approximately 250 children from five of the primary schools in the Toledo District. We sponsored tree planting and garbage cleanup around each of the school compounds. The participating schools were in Medina Bank, Golden Stream, Indian Creek, Silver Creek and San Miguel villages.

Outreach Officer Julio Chub Explains the Importance of Earth Day

Outreach Officer Julio Chub Explains the Importance of Earth Day

Ya’axche donated 10-20 trees to each of the schools. The varieties included mahogany, cedar, salmwood, and jackfruit seedlings. In total, 60 trees were planted for the day and about four bags of garbage were collected.

To kick off each event, a Ya’axche Community Outreach Officer explained the concept and objectives of Earth Day and why it is very important to contribute by engaging in tree planting and cleanup activities.

But don’t take our word for it, we’ll let some pictures do the talking for us!

Local Children with Ya'axche Seedlings

Local Children with Ya'axche Seedlings

Children Enjoy Reforestation

Children Enjoy Reforestation

Garbage Collection Beautifies Land

Garbage Collection Beautifies Land

Teachers Enjoy Earth Day

Teachers Enjoy Earth Day

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