Hola! My name is Laura Avila Tacsan and I’m a Costa Rican filmmaker and professor. I was lucky to receive globe #15 at a Fulbright event in Los Angeles and decided to bring it with me to my home country. I’m now teaching at the University of Costa Rica and my goal is to pass the globe to some of my students and friends. Hopefully it will help some of us reflect about the environmental and do something about it.
In Costa Rica most of us have a very close connection to nature. A very big part of our territory is a national park or protected area. We grow up surrounded by forests, beaches, waterfalls, rivers, the jungle, etc… and we see how it’s constantly transforming, not for the better.
Growing up here, I would always go hiking and/or surfing. Nowadays it’s no surprise to see trash by the water or by the trails. Some times more, some times less, but you always see some. It’s sad to realize how careless we can be and how we’re destroying our home, the Earth.
From now on, my small contribution to making the world a better place will be to consciously look for trash when I’m in nature and pick it. If many of us did the same we would make a big difference. I invite you to do the same 😉