“Think of the world that you are going to leave your kids,” is one of the phrases that we have heard. But what if kids learn about protecting the environment in school?
That’s why this is the slogan for Guardians of Nature, an environmental project in Nosara that seeks to teach kids about the importance of taking care of nature.
The impact it has had earned it the 30th spot in the ranking by Latinoamérica Verde, which received more than 2,000 proposals, according to the organization.
The selection considered projects like the creation of a free environmental education tool for students, a pilot plan to strengthen the blue flag program in rural schools and beach cleanings with kids in Nosara.
According to founder Jessica Sheffield the contribution to kids is fundamental to improve the relationship people have with nature.
We are creating free tools for kids and teachers and giving them experiences where they are in touch with nature and protecting it,” Sheffield said. She’s a marine biologist.
Latin America Green puts them in eighth place in the sustainable human development index.
This category recognizes projects that promote gender equality, poverty reduction, job creation and other aspects related to social issues, according to their website.
We are very involved with rural and marginal school. We work with all kids and teachers without excluding anyone. In this sense there is a comprehensive initiative, Sheffield said.
On the way to Ecuador
All the projects included in the ranking will have the opportunity to exhibit their initiatives in Expo Latin America Verde. The exhibition will be in Ecuador from August 21-25.
The activity seeks to be a forum of projects committed to conservation and a space for alliances.
For Sheffield, going to this exhibition represents an opportunity to expand alliances and increase the number of kids and teachers in the region.
“We want to be a model in Costa Rica and strengthen education on environment nationally. In the future we would like to be a model in all of Latin America.”