Molly Sturdevant via Crowdrise
April 25, 2011
COMMUNITY DREAM STUDIOS wrote -
IGUANA in the Mayan Language is: ITZAM "The iguanas are beings that the Mayan saw as the temple guardians, seeing Tulum as a temple city and sacred temple."
ITZAM Recycling Temple Fundraiser is a project that will help design a functional infrastructure to sustain a recycling center in Tulum Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Developing pollution problems arise due to the increase in tourism and the lack of a functioning recycling infrastructure that affects the Riviera Maya. This has created serious plastic pollution in Tulum's pristine beach strip of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula.
Also since the increase of imported products to the Yucatan Peninsula the pollution continues to affect the Mayan communities in many levels. There are currently no type of trash bins, i.e.: glass, paper, organic food, wood, etc. in place. Creating awareness and instiling consciousness through education around pollution caused by imported plastic bottles/products, will also create the movement behind the manifestation of a functional recycling infrastructure.
Your vote and contribution will bring light to a Mayan community and Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula.