“I am also the planet!”
250 young people from the Salesian Ecological Groups of the Dominican Republic walked a total of 14 kilometers on the ecological route.
Every year the Salesian Ecological Groups of the Dominican Republic hold an event called “RUTA Ecológica”. This year’s theme has been “I am also the planet”. A total of 250 young people participated and walked a total of 14 kilometers, starting from the La Ascensión Community in the Province of Puerto Plata, in the north of the country, to the Municipality of Jamao in the Province of Espaillat. In addition, they carried out a garbage collection activity at the “El Chorro” beach to leave a clean planet!
The ecological route is an experience of direct contact with nature and/or the environment and is framed within the environmental formative proposal of the Salesian Youth Pastoral. It is an experience of awareness to facilitate, from a theoretical framework, experiences that give the possibility to a significant learning on the “ecological” issues.
It is carried out with the aim of awakening in young people a new worldview that allows establishing relationships of respect, solidarity, and care of nature and humanity. This view fosters also the sign of hope in the construction of a Civilization of Love.