This project seeks to address several issues:
a) reduce the damaging presence of plastic pollution that litters otherwise beautiful places that many humans and wildlife call home;
b) improve degraded roads, sidewalks, bus stops, and other infrastructure that is seldom replaced or improved, despite its necessity and use by all ages of people who rely on this for transportation;
c) provide education about the impact of pollutants in the oceans, forests, and beyond;
d) open-source access to sustainable technologies;
e) boost the local economy with attention and increase environmentally aware tourism.
We know plastic is killing more than 100,000 sea turtles and birds a year.1 Meanwhile, impacts of inclement weather on public infrastructure go unaddressed, leading to dangerous conditions people are facing every day. This is the case particularly during the rainy half of the year in Montezuma, Costa Rica. This beautiful coastal town is rich in nature and - unfortunately - plastic pollution.
Let's all do what we can to support a healthy, harmonious, and safe planet. Make a donation to support this eco-brick project here.