ECOntainer Opens in Vallarta for Ecological Awareness Actions
Team Angels/Gerardo Gonzalez - Vallarta Opina
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July 7, 2017

The ECOntainer's Sustainable Environmental Awareness Project was initiated on July 4 and will take place until July 23. The awareness project, located at Integral Port Administration (API) facilities, was inaugurated on Tuesday by the Mayor, Arturo Dávalos Peña, in the company of authorities of the three levels of government.

It is a projection room built inside a marine waste container, whose electrical operation is through panels and a group of batteries capable of storing energy, making this an autonomous and sustainable space.

It carries out a crossing through the 16 federal ports to promote contents of awareness and information on the care of the environment, resources and natural beauties, mainly in children and young people.

The mayor welcomed the ECOntainer and stressed the important work that he carries out among the community and in this case, the strengthening it gives to the works from the different areas that already are realized in the municipality to preserve its natural wealth and to protect its flora and fauna.

He recalled that the areas of Ecology, Education and Tourism already exists in the schools in the awareness of the minors about the importance of having a green port, clean and promoting their care.

To this are added the works for the certification of 8 beaches with Blue Flags, making this one of the destinations with more international distinctions in the country.

For this purpose, it was also noted about the change in the garbage collection system, which is done every day, thus taking care of the image, health and well-being of our natural environment.

"I think everyone from our area is contributing to have a clean, healthy, beautiful Puerto Vallarta where tourists come and we are proud of those who live here and the actions we are doing ecologically for the welfare of all," he said.

Schedules and Visits

Miguel Ángel García-Beltrán González, Director of API Puerto Vallarta, said that the ECOntainer is a traveling project that emerged in December last year.

It is an idea of the Universidad Veracruzana along with the Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine, the Commission of Natural Protected Areas and the Commission for the Knowledge of Biodiversity in Mexico.

The ECOntainer has a capacity for 18 people and the contents will be decided according to the group of attendees to carry a message appropriate to their age.

It will be open to the population at the following times: from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 in the morning to 1:00 in the afternoon for schools and organized groups, and from 4:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon for the whole public. On Saturdays the schedule will be from 9:00 in the morning to 1:00 in the afternoon for the entire community.


The inauguration of this project was also attended by the President of the DIF System, Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos; The delegate in Jalisco of the Federal Office of Environmental Protection, Xóchitl Yin Hernández; Ludwig Estrada Virgen, Regional Director of Tourism; Martha Arjona, coordinator of the ECOntainer, among with other authorities and guests who knew the operation of this and witnessed the first projections.

Translated and edited by Team Angels

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