President Launches Campaign to Reduce Carbon Footprint

April 18, 2012

ABC Real Estate Tamarindoby: amcostarica.com

President Laura Chinchilla launched a new green campaign for the country Monday to remind the people of Costa Rica about their carbon footprint.

The campaign, Limpia tu huella or “Erase your print,” aims for environment responsibility. The project is to inform individuals about actions they can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

The president along with Renee Castro, the minister of Ambiente, Energía y Telecomunicaciones can already count on the participation of certain corporations, private and public institutions that have signed the environmental agreement. Some of the names to participate in the campaign are Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social and the company S.C. Johnson de Centroamerica S.A., the Pavas-based insecticide distributor. Some of the actions taken by the institutions and corporations are to save energy, use renewable energy, and to carpool.

The president has taken a role to promote Costa Rica as a green country. She has blamed First World industrialization for global warming and hurricanes. This new campaign was created by her administration.

This is program is part of the Costa Rican government goal to become carbon neutral by 2021.

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