Earth Week marked on Faro with garbage collection actions

On the 22th and 23th of April

Projeto Gea, a voluntary movement that develops garbage collection campaigns in neighbourhoods, parks and protected areas, will promote two Garbage Collection actions in Faro, on the weekend of April 22nd and 23rd. 

These actions arise within the scope of Earth Week, celebrated between the 15th and 23rd of April, with the aim of informing and raising awareness of the environmental problems currently faced.

From year to year, a series of initiatives have been growing, such as the campaign “O Oceano é a Nossa Terra” promoted by the Fundação
Oceano Azul, the “Plogging Challenge Portugal” promoted by Plogging Santa Maria da Feira, and, this year, the “Cleaning of Butts – The Biggest in the World”, promoted by The Trash Traveler.

«These initiatives seek to raise awareness of different themes related to our planet Earth and invite organizations and citizens in general to promote or join events in their local community, encouraging the joint development of actions throughout the country. Therefore, Projeto Gea – Σχέδιο Γης accepted the challenge of these campaigns to help represent the Algarve in these national environmental actions», says the organization in a note.

The first event will be the “Catching butts in Faro”, on Saturday, April 22nd, at 10:00 am, at Parque Ribeirinho de Faro. For this event, the meeting point will be at the entrance to the Park, next to the parking lot.

The second event will take place on the following day, Sunday, April 23rd, at 10:00 am, at Praia de Faro, outdoor parking next to the Caranguejo roundabout.

The “Plogging Challenge Portugal – Faro” will be a circular walk with garbage collection between Praia de Faro and the Ludo track.

Projeto Gea – Σχέδιο Γης has the support of the following national partners, Fundação Oceano Azul, The Trash Traveler, Plogging Santa Maria da Feira and Rede Biatakí, and, as local partners, Associação Liláz and Associação Sê Mais Sê Melhor.