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Puerto Vallarta unites for a cleaner future: success of the 2024 Trash Campaign

By Tribune Travel

April 24, 2024

Puerto Vallarta, April 22, 2024 – On Earth Day, the Biblioteca Los Mangos played host to a pivotal moment in the city’s environmental history as it served as the venue for the launch of the “Campaign Against Trash” for 2024.

The conference served as a call to action, urging residents to confront the mounting waste plaguing the streets, rivers, and canals in recent months, a threat magnified as the impending rainy season loomed on the horizon, set to commence in June.

What began as a press conference swiftly transformed into a dynamic brainstorming session, with two expatriates collaborating to devise a rudimentary plan to achieve the shared objective of a pristine Puerto Vallarta.

John Benus launching reforestation campaign

To aid in the cleanup of the city’s canals before the impending rains wash debris into the ocean, John appealed for volunteers. Hans, on the other hand, sought sponsors to procure a couple of Cubos, advocating for environmentally conscious condominium buildings to step forward. The affordability and durability of these Cubos make them an attractive investment. Additionally, sponsoring a Cubo adorned with a company logo for placement in a designated neighborhood provides another avenue for support.

“We implore all community leaders to mobilize their schools and residents in recruiting 20 or more volunteers, tailored to the size of their respective neighborhoods,” stated John Benus, the visionary behind the Environmental Care Organization (ECO) and the driving force behind the campaign.

Volunteers, aged 16 and older, or minors with parental consent, pledged three consecutive hours under the guidance of a Team Leader in their designated area, either from 8:00 am to 11:00 am or 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In return, they received a commemorative cap, media recognition alongside fellow volunteers, and the gratification of contributing to a cleaner, healthier Puerto Vallarta.

Garbage on the street

Trash collectors, plastic bags, and refreshments were generously provided to support the volunteers in their efforts.Residents were encouraged to confirm their attendance or seek further information by contacting John Benus at JohnBenus@CampaignAgainstTrash.org or calling 322-453-1151.The campaign proved to be a resounding success, with communities rallying together to usher in a new era of cleanliness and sustainability for Puerto Vallarta.For the latest updates and additional information, please visit https://www.facebooGarbage on the street John Benus launching reforestation campaign Children participating in collection campaignk.com/GuerraContraLaBasura.





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