What is this about?
The Ayacara and Buill schools joined forces with Salmones Camanchaca and local communities to clean up beaches in Comau.
How did the initiative come about?
The initiative arose out of “Neighborly Dialogues”, or periodic meetings arranged by the Company with surrounding communities. Participating neighbors suggested turning beach cleanup days into educational activities for the schools participating in the Healthy Schools Project organized by the Friendly Camanchaca Program.
According to Nancy Cañete, Deputy Manager of Human Capital for Salmones Camanchaca, the objective of the Friendly Camanchaca Program is to cultivate long-term relationships with neighbors and to help care for the environment through related activities.
What did the activity consist of?
The participants were divided into two groups: one worked in Ayacara Bay and the other along the shoreline of Caleta Buill. The activity lasted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both schools, along with Company employees, school parents and representatives from several community organizations, gathered a total of 8m³ of different types of waste.
At the event, the Company provided maxi sacks, potato sacks, sunscreen and logistics services to remove the waste collected. Two other companies that also operate in the area, Caleta Bay and Salmones Austral, provided snacks, trash bags and gloves for the cleanup activity.
“We are very happy and appreciative. All students, employees, parents and neighbors participated actively in this important initiative that helps our students gain awareness of the need to care for the environment. We hope that initiatives like this are repeated,” commented Roció Espinoza, social worker for Ayacara and Buill schools.