My project aims to reduce trash pollution in an at-risk community with schools as the vessels of social innovation, by permanently integrating zero-waste education and expanding community engagement.

 

Tags: Climate change, Education, Environment & Nature, Ocean pollution, Social Cohesion.

Paulina Torres

Zero Waste Conchalí

Paulina Torres is an Chilean-American, working in environmental sustainability, helping individuals, communities and institutions reduce their trash, environmental footprints. Her science career and multicultural background has led to my work in sustainable development. She is now focusing on extending environmental education at a local level, in order to instill empowered behavioral change that is sustained in time. Her recent work in Conchalí has shown me that the people closest to an environmental problem, in this case trash pollution, have the greatest need and highest potential to transform that problem.

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