COLOMBIA, Santa Marta | EcoMar

Santa Marta, Colombia

Hosted by The Oxygen Project

Saturday 29 July

Location: TBA, Santa Marta

Times: TBA

Format: In-Person

Cost: FREE

This summit is an opportunity to meet and learn about the biodiversity of our region, to share and interact about experiences through dialogues. Our event will focus on giving participants a better understanding of the importance of keeping rivers clean, a healthy river is a healthy sea. Also, we will focus on providing tools for children and young people to contribute from their daily lives to a change of mentality by applying sustainable customs in their city. We want to reinforce the importance of living in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world in a privileged geographical region.

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About this Summit Location

Santa Marta, located in the north of Colombia, is a small city near the highest coastal mountain in the world that has a great diversity of climates and reliefs, its elevation goes from the coast of the Caribbean Sea to the height of the snow-capped peaks of the 5775 meters above sea level in the so-called summit of the Sierra Nevada, sufficiently important elements that allow the existence of different ecosystems as well as endemic species of flora and fauna, so its diversity is very important for the country. Likewise, it has a great cultural diversity, there are different indigenous, mestizo and black communities that contribute to the authentic development of the area.

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About the FIRE Summit

The FIRE Element focuses on rapidly transitioning to renewable energy sources, clean transportation, and accelerating ways to draw down fossil fuel dependence. Targeting the source of these emissions — namely fossil fuels — and doing so equitably, is the goal of the FIRE element. This FIRE Summit is convening Planeteers in communities around the world to develop campaigns to accelerate our transition away from fossil fuels.

About Planeteer Alliance

Planeteer Alliance is a program of the Captain Planet Foundation, a US-based NGO with the mission of engaging and empowering young people to be problem solvers for the planet.