1000 volunteers removed a lot of waste from the Rio Grande!
What a great performance again from the team of Bricia ElAlwar, Rotary Club San Bernardino Crossroad District 5330, USA and Anna Mier, from our Ambassador Club Juarez Campestre, D4110 Mexico.
Report by Bricia ElAwar
Our 2nd Rio Grande Cleaning!
This past Sunday October 17th, 2021 at 8 am, to Celebrate Rio Grande River(Rio Bravo) Day, we had our second binational cleanup that was along the Rio Grande.
The incredible work of our amazing team, coordinators and with the participation of 9 cities of Nuevo Laredo, Laredo Texas, Reynosa Tamaulipas, Progreso, Río Bravo, Matamoros Tamaulipas, Brownsville Texas, Acuña Coahuila, and Ciudad Juárez Chihuahua .
We had more than 1000 volunteers, Rotarians, Rotaracters, Interacts and Community Leaders, government representatives and municipal presidents of some of those cities, was collected 350 tires in Ciudad Juárez and more than 15 tons of garbage was collected along the Rio Grande River.
‘Adopt a river’
This project is based on a United Nations Model “Adopt a River”. Rotary and the United Nations share a history of working together for understanding and world peace. Our goal is to make our community aware that global warming is a reality and that we must come together to transform our future on Earth. What we do in the 2020-2030 decade based on the scientific evidence we have today, will be the decisive decade for the future of humanity on Earth. The future is really in our hands. It is an extraordinary time to be alive, even if you are passing through these cities we must act responsibly and decisively. No time to lose. We all share the same home our planet, our mother earth, Let’s save our planet!