Costa Rica News – Young people came together to plant 350 trees along the María Aguilar river during a day of reforestation held within the framework of the YouthSpeak Forum 2018.
The event brought 250 youth together to talk about climate change.
The participants ranged in age from 18-29 who see themselves as agents of change, whether in the community, on a college campus or in a work environment. They are aware of the impact their actions have on the environment.
The global event is free to participate in. It works to support compliance with the 17 sustainable development goals approved in 2015 by the UN. It involves lectures, discussions and actions.
The María Aguilar River crosses San José from east to west and it’s very polluted. It’s an important river, a biological corridor desperately in need of reforestation so that birds and mammals can cross.