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Lesson 1: Taking Action for Environmental Sustainability - Recicladores


In this activity you read about the scavenger families in South America who make their living recycling the city’s trash. Known in the local settings as Recicladores, these families struggle to survive in a world where they are terribly mistreated and considered sub-human by many of the wealthier city residents. These are the same residents who actually depend on the recicladores to have their trash recycled. Consider how these people have been able to help themselves through organizing and working together to better their lives and the conditions in their neighborhoods. In addition, you will use the examples from the narratives to help develop your own environmental action plan for your local neighborhood.