Venezuela is going to regain its freedom and its possibilities for progress, as its citizens organize themselves and learn to use and value nature, the natural resources that we have, in a sustainable way,” said this Friday the president of the Environment Commission, Natural Resources and Climate Change of the Legitimate National Assembly, María Gabriela Hernández, at a press conference with civil organizations to announce the creation of the Venezuela Green Network.
The parliamentarian elected in 2015 explained that this space for international cooperation of organizations and citizens has been created to articulate action on the environment in Venezuela.
“We can make Venezuela take advantage of its potential as a sink for greenhouse gases and exchange with the world the possibility that it will reward us economically and in opportunities for our population and for life, using our natural resources,” Hernández highlighted.
Organize for the Environment
The organizations and activists that are integrated into this space of cooperation aim to articulate action for the environment in Venezuela and to promote it nationally and internationally. To do this, they must register with the organization, filling out the registration form from anywhere in the country or the world (Registration link: http://tiny.cc/2p6mtz).
“In social networks we will use the hashtag #RedVerdeVenezuela, in this way we will be able to monitor, follow, inform and publicize environmental opportunities and threats, as well as environmental action in Venezuela,” Hernández said.
The deputy explained that within the platform, the different environmental problems in the country will be identified among the environmental organizations and networks, and use Fridays as a day of protest for the environment, “this day will be called Green Friday,” she added.
Environmental education for journalists, educators and students
Similarly, the creation of the Environmental Actors Training System was announced, which is aimed at all citizens with environmental training to work from any area of knowledge for conservation and the environment.
Hernández explained that this first stage will be directed to the media, educators and students, other entities and environmental groups about what this all means.
“We can achieve great changes that we must make a reality: organizing ourselves, training ourselves and reporting all the environmental incidents in the country. We must make visible the Mining Arc disaster, oil spills, deforestation, the damage to our rivers and lakes, the way in which we pollute as citizens. Together we can act now!” she ended.