Temecula Volunteer Brings Recycling to Panama
The following excerpt comes from the> Temecula Patch in Temecula, California and was originally published on April 17, 2012.
“Peace Corps volunteer Ashley Gleason, from Temecula, is working with locals in central Panama to start a recycling and sustainable solid waste management system.
Through the recycling program, Gleason and her community will construct recycling centers for solid waste materials. The recyclable material will eventually be sold to a local recycling company.
‘Our recycling program will offer a safe alternative to burning trash while also educating the community about the importance of environmental conservation and improving local health standards,’ said Gleason, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. ‘Community members will acquire a better understanding of the practical ways we may positively affect our world.’
Since arriving in her community in 2010, Gleason has been teaching environmental awareness and proper trash disposal.”
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