To prevent the natural Christmas trees from being thrown away or burned, generating garbage, or polluting the air, Fundación Hélice AC, in alliance with the Directorate of Environmental Protection, the Directorate of Public Services of Mexicali, the Civic Environmental Committee of Mexicali, and the companies CICLO, a generator of soil improvers and CBM, a distributor of little trees, announced the “Compost Your Tree” campaign, as an alternative for the responsible management of this organic waste.

The novelty of this campaign is that this year, an additional collection center is added to the 13 that the Municipality installs, specifically in the CICLO Ranch located in the Abasolo neighborhood, in front of the Jardin de la Esperanza pantheon, to the northeast of Mexicali, where the tree will enter a composting process to become a soil improver and all the people who make the effort to go will be given, as a gift, a sample of high-quality compost, which they can use in your plants and gardens.

This collection center will be open to the public from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. People interested in being part of this campaign, which in addition to promoting the care of our natural environment, promotes environmental education offered by Fundación Hélice, can consult more information about the location on the Foundation’s page, www.yoreciclomxl.com, a platform at the service of citizens, as well as the social networks of Facebook and Instagram such as @fundacionheliceac

It is worth mentioning that in the same way, they can consult in the municipal public services networks, the collection centers of the City Council that are already operating traditionally.

During the announcement of the “Compost Your Tree” campaign, Myriam Serra Castellanos, President of Fundación Hélice, highlighted the participation of the operational staff of the Mexicali Public Services Directorate, and all those involved who will be in charge of receiving and processing trees of Christmas in the municipal collection centers, for promoting the proper disposal of solid waste, in this case, organic matter, to reduce environmental impact.

“We are convinced that the separation of waste from the source, from homes, companies, offices, is one of the actions that we must be taking to reduce volumes in the sanitary landfill, as a shared responsibility between society and the government.”

For his part, the Director of Environmental Protection of Mexicali, Manuel Zamora Moreno, recognized the civil associations for their initiative and endorsed this campaign, because, with this, he said, “the return of the little tree to its new cycle is ensured, instead of that it ends up being burned to pollute the air we breathe”.  

Also, he highlighted the work of the City Council that every year starts up the usual collection centers so that they do not end up on the roads with the danger of being burned.

In his capacity as President of the Mexicali Civic Environmental Committee, Pablo Chee Chávez said that this type of campaign, inviting to deliver the Christmas tree for composting, opens the door to carry out environmental education, regarding the organic waste that is disposed of in homes throughout the year, essential to continue reducing the levels of pollution and generation of garbage.

Tomás Hernández, Deputy Director of Public Services of Mexicali, was present at the informative event, who introduced the cleaning staff who will be in charge of the work of receiving Christmas trees and shredding process, and who, on behalf of the owner Francisco Garza Ceseña, thanked the Foundation for its participation in this collaborative work;  Also there were the representatives of the CICLO companies, Ana Karen González who invited to learn more about organic products as well as Alfonso Caloca Servín from CBM, who also highlighted that for each tree sold by said company, three are planted, ensuring production sustainable use of natural trees.

At the end of the event, there was a demonstration of the natural Christmas tree crushing process that will be received at the various collection centers in the municipality.  It should be noted that the compost sample will only be delivered to the CICLO ranch.

For more information on Environmental Education and urban solid waste management, you can consult www.fundacionheliceac.com and the social networks @fundacionheliceac on Facebook and Instagram.

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