Monday April 22, 2024.

Earth Day: Celebrating Our Planet and Taking Action 


The first Earth Day was in 1970, and it mobilized millions of people from all walks of life, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since then, Earth Day has evolved into the largest civic event on Earth, activating billions across 192 countries to safeguard our planet and fight for a brighter future. Protecting the Earth has never been more important, so here are some ways to contribute from Las Catalinas. 


Participate in the Finca La Estancia Composting Program 




Join the Finca La Estancia composting program and turn food waste into highly nutritive compost soil with their easy pick-up service. By participating, you contribute to reducing waste and enriching the soil, helping to create a more sustainable and eco-friendly community. It's a simple yet effective way to make a positive impact on the planet right from your own home. 


Visit a National Park 


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When you visit a national park in Costa Rica, your entrance fee goes towards keeping the area safe from development and continuing to secure a home for the wildlife that inhabit it. By exploring these protected areas, you immerse yourself in our country's natural beauty and contribute directly to the country’s conservation efforts. It's a win-win for you and the planet. Some nearby national parks include Santa Rosa, Palo Verde, Diria, and Rincon de la Vieja. You can find more information on these parks here.


Practice Responsible Trail Usage


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While exploring town’s hiking or biking trails, remember to follow marked trails, do not feed the wildlife, and leave no trace. By treading lightly, you can help preserve the natural beauty of the tropical dry forest for future generations to enjoy. 


Let's work together to continue to protect and preserve this beautiful country for generations to come.