Thursday, May 27, 2010

Iguanitas Del Sol: Recycling Facility Day! Update 2

Our group is called Las Iguanitas del Sol. The main objective of our project is to examine recycling programs on the various islands of the Galapagos. We hope to compare and contrast the programs on the islands of Isabella, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal, as well as global standards from the United States and elsewhere.

Today we went with the entire class to explore some pristine beaches and snorkeling locales. We took many photos of the gorgeous surroundings, and got to know a little bit about the history and culture of the islands. Our guide, Whitman Cox, is a fourth generation Galapagueno, and a ranger in the Galapagos National Park. Not only that, but he also owns the restaurant where we’ve eaten all of our meals and spent our time planning.

Over the next couple of days we have an interview planned at the recycling center here on San Cristobal. This is the first visit to a recycling center we have planned, the other two being on Santa Cruz and Isabella. Since we haven’t used the equipment before, it is important that we practice and have a good understanding of how it works.

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