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Twelve schools celebrate World Environment Day 

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More than 600 schoolchildren from 12 schools in the Granadilla municipality celebrated World Environment Day in the central square of El Médano.

Granadilla de Abona council, through the public company of Municipal Services (Sermugran), organised a varied programme of activities with the aim of publicising the policies of waste collection and sensitising the population in the care of the environment .

The Mayor, José Domingo Regalado, and the president and vice president of Sermu-gran, Marcos González and María Candelaria Rodríguez, respectively, joined this great party promoting recycling and sustainability.

From 9am onwards, initiatives began, including innova-tive recycling workshops on subjects such as first aid in marine animals and the production of African masks and puppets, among others. There was also a sample of vehicles for waste collection and road cleaning; theatre and an act of recognition to Eco-embes.

The Mayor stressed that the best way to promote recycling policies is through raising awareness among the young. This is why numerous work-shops are being held in schools and institutes, as well as solidarity initiatives and in the shops themselves, which have led to an increase in the collection of packaging, paper and cardboard.

On the other hand, Marcos González and María Cande-laria Rodríguez highlighted the commitment that is developed through Sermugran, the only one in the Canaries that is part of the board of directors of the National Association of Public Companies of the Environment.

In addition, they are grateful for the collaboration and involvement of schools and institutes in the initiatives carried out, as well as all entities participating in World Environment Day: Ecoembes, Cajasiete, CajaCanarias, Fundación Disa, Ataretaco, Contenur, Personas + soste-nibles, Ecovidrio, Canarias Sostenible y Verde, Fundación Canarias Recicla and Aguas de Teror, among others.