The UN General Assembly designated December 5 of each year, World Soil Day, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of its resources. The Environmental Management Directorate of the Chimborazo Prefecture is the organizer of the First Environmental Conference where national and international presentations will be considered, considering this special date.
Alfredo Chuquimarca, director of Environmental Management of the Prefecture of Chimborazo said that “this First Environmental Conference will be held from Monday, November 30 to Saturday, December 5.”
In addition, he mentioned that the schedule of the Environmental Conference is contemplated in an “environmental forum, then the launch of the environmental awareness program, which is something that the province needs, since through this program we are going to train environmental leaders (… ..) and they are called: leaders for life. These presentations will have a duration of one year, approximately, where free high-level training will be provided with professionals from the Directorate of Environmental Management who are trained nationally and internationally ”, stated the Director.
The communities of Cacha, Cubijíes, and simultaneously, other parishes will also be reforested with native plants. “The soil is a very valuable, natural resource that we must take care of, protect and maintain, since in certain cantons of the province it is degraded, and as a result of this degradation, it is the outcrop of hard earth, of cemented soil,” explained Chuquimarca.
All citizens can participate in these virtual presentations that will have biosafety regulations, respectively. In the next few days the means in which it can be accessed will be announced.