Beyond our Borders

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“San Diego Nonprofit Careers – Beyond our Borders” panel and networking event on January 21 from 5-6:30 PM at IR/PS UC San Diego.

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  • Los problemas en esta zona son: principalmente residuos sólidos (basura) falta de una infraestructura apropiada como son accesos a la playa, sanitarios, zonas de descanso por mencionar algunas. Otro de los problemas son los derrames oficiales y clandestinos.
  • Beyond our Borders

    1. 1. Margarita Díaz Proyecto Fronterizo de Educaci ó n Ambiental A.C. Society United for the Sea SU x MAR
    2. 2. The Tijuana River flows from the U.S, into Mexico and then back into the U.S. discharging into the Pacific Ocean through the Tijuana River Estuary The coastal strip is approximately 3 miles long, between the Tijuana River Estuary (U.S.) and Playas de Tijuana (Mex). TIJUANA RIVER WATHERSHED
    3. 3. PLAYAS DE TIJUANA
    4. 4. In the Winter In the Summer PLAYAS DE TIJUANA
    5. 5. On either side of this 3 mile segment, is a discharge pipe from waste water treatment plants, one in each country. Contamination and sedimentation factors threaten increasing numbers of endan-gered plants and animals as well as human health COMMUNITY ISSUES
    6. 6. COMMUNITY ISSUES
    7. 8. Vision <ul><li>A strong and effective community network, that  inspires and empowers youth to take the lead at keeping our beaches healthy and safe . </li></ul>
    8. 9. Objectives <ul><li>Strengthen awareness and knowledge regarding the importance of coastal ecosystem health and integrity as it relates to safe public places and efficient environmental services. </li></ul><ul><li>Reenforce responsible behavious toward the coastal environment on behalf of local stakeholders. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to the creation of a communication and outreach program centered on water quality to avoid health hazzards </li></ul>
    9. 10. 1. Beach Cleanup Campaigns
    10. 11. Organized sporadic clean up campaigns 1992 – 1999 In an effort to help the Community of Playas learn to appreciate and protect its marine and coastal resources PFEA …….. 20 voluntarios (March, 2000) 4,000 voluntarios (Sept, 2009) Launched an ongoin program of two yearly beach cleanups
    11. 12. <ul><li>In the last 9 years Salvemos la Playa has: </li></ul><ul><li>Carried out 18 beach cleanup campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Involved a total of 13,500 volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Removed 44,500 Kg. of debris from this beach. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating 60 local M exican & U.S entities to sustain this effort </li></ul>
    12. 13. The program is a growing coalition which involves 60 local Mexican & U.S. entities.
    13. 14. <ul><li>Clean up </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection about waste remov al </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational activities </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironmental Ex po </li></ul><ul><li>Media campaign </li></ul>The campaign has consisted of:
    14. 15. Clean up based on youth groups
    15. 16. Recreational, educational and cultural activities
    16. 17. 2. Environmental Education
    17. 18. Environmental Education
    18. 19. 3. Water Quality Monitoring
    19. 20. Right to know
    20. 21. Communication and Warning System
    21. 22. Advocacy: Adopting and Complying with Clean Beach Standards Comité de Playas Limpias: Tijuana y Rosarito Reuniones Locales Encuentros Nacional Conferencias Internacionales
    22. 23. 4. Beach Rangers: The Power of Youth
    23. 24. <ul><li>The way we harm the earth </li></ul><ul><li>affects all people and how </li></ul><ul><li>we treat one other is reflected </li></ul><ul><li>in how we treat the earth. </li></ul>
    24. 25. &quot;Leave only your footprints&quot;

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