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Cartagena, Colombia

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN LATIN AMERICA

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

ABOUT CARTAGENA

Cartagena or formerly known as Cartagena de Indias is one of the oldest ports of Colombia at the Caribbean Sea. It’s wide bay has made it a historically strategic city and has seen many battles in its almost 500-year old history. It’s colonial walled city and the fortress are a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Like many big cities around the world also Cartagena has serious waste management problems, especially in the communities in its outskirts.

We are fortunate to work with a great local NGO partner that is advocating for sustainable community practices and better waste management: Fundación Bahía.

LOCAL GOALS

• Plastic waste reduction
• Circular economy waste management practices
• Increase sustainable and dignified jobs
• Increase community education on plastic and circular waste management

UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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LOCAL PARTNER

Logo Fundación BahíaFUNDACIÓN BAHÍA La Fundación Bahía y Ecosistemas de Colombia es una organización no gubernamental sin ánimo de lucro creada en 2014, con el propósito de proteger la bahía de Cartagena y cuerpos aledaños, conservar sus ecosistemas, trabajar con sus comunidades eco-dependientes, luchar contra la contaminación plástica en el mar y promover la adaptación de la ciudad al cambio climático con ciencia, educación y alternativas económicas.

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Fundación bahía Art and Environment Workshop

OUR PROJECTS

In Partnership With Fundación Bahía

PUNTA ARENA SUSTAINABLE

The project seeks to strengthen environmental education, the recovery and conservation of the territory and generate changes in positive environmental habits to improve the quality of life in the community. For this, the strengthening and training of local grassroots organizations is foreseen, which will be disseminators and responsible for raising awareness in each of the community’s homes, with the guidance and guidelines of the project. The necessary technical assistance is provided for the implementation of “Sustainable Actions” such as: productive yards, composting, source separation, recycling and environmental artistic interventions. 

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CLEAN SEAS: GUARDIANS OF THE OCEAN

It is an educational platform and campaign that is based on our “I am Sea” campaign, which invites self-knowledge and recognition of our ecosystems in order to better know, love and care for them. It also calls for responsible consumption through the clean sea pact, to avoid single-use plastic and to improve environmental practices. The project is integrated with the work in the different island communities and neighborhoods of Cartagena. We can all be Guardians of the Ocean!

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Plastic Oceans International is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, founded and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #81-3778043). We are dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.

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