On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. The San Pedro Town Council is embarking on a Clean-up Campaign starting on Monday, April 16 and ending on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2012. Councilor Carlos Barrientos explained to the media what his plans are for this clean-up campaign.
“One of my main priorities under my portfolio is to keep San Pedro Clean and I know I can do it,” commented Councilor Barrientos. One of his main focuses is to educate the people, especially the children, of San Pedro not to litter and to keep out island as clean as possible.
“I believe that we have to start from the bottom and work our way to the top; by targeting the children at school who then can educated their parents and family members about the importance of living in a clean environment,” stated Councilor Barrientos.
Councilor Barrientos, along with the Mayor and other town council members, will be visiting schools around San Pedro as part of their clean-up campaign to educate and implement the importance of environmental issues in San Pedro.
He went on stating that empty lots that are dirty will also be cleaned and then billed in their property tax bills for having been cleaned. “It is very important to have this island clean and I will do anything I can to do so,” stated Councilor Barrientos.
New garbage receptacles will also be placed throughout the island to help maintain it clean. Councilor Barrientos believes that working hand in hand with the residents of this island, as well as with business owners, is the best thing to do for the betterment of the island.
Educating today’s youth about environmental sustainability has the power to capture the attention of students, teachers, parents, the community, and beyond. Earth Day 2012’s education mission is simple: encourage as many students as possible to participate in Earth Day activities that teach the importance of civic and environmental responsibility.
Together we can stand united for a sustainable future. Let us all do our part for a cleaner San Pedro and a cleaner world. For more information on the cleanup campaign you can contact the San Pedro Town Council at 226-2198 or Councilor Carlos Barrientos at 601-7018.