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Vamos pa’ fuera and GLC: Creating Awareness for Climate Justice and Sustainability

The GALEO Leadership Council and Vamos pa’ fuera initiative partnered with Mi Familia Vota and Poder LatinX to raise awareness about soil’s crucial role in ensuring our food security and creating a sustainable future, celebrating Worlds Soil Day.

We spend our day at the E.M.B.A.R.C Community Youth Farm in Lithonia. We were welcomed by Dekalb County Naturalist Jennifer McLaurin, who toured us around the crops and talked about their tremendous educational job within the community. Then, the  Physical Scientist / Meteorologist / Multi-Emmy Award Winner, Henry Golac, shared with us the importance of caring about our planet, reducing waste and pollution, and switching to more clean energies is essential.

After that, our community organizers Issy and Ramses took over and emphasized the need to reduce the use of single-use plastics to protect the environment. Did you know that traditional plastic can decompose anywhere from 20 to 500 years, and even then, it never entirely disappears? Now more than ever, reducing and avoiding single-use plastic consumption is urgent. The good news is that we can do a lot with small steps and efforts, and every action towards it counts!We ended this day by painting pots to sow the seeds we received from the farm. Everybody enjoyed this relaxing activity and had lots of fun!

Remember, every effort counts towards building a better future for all of us. If you are a GIL alumni and would like to join the GLC, please get in touch with Marifer Vizcaino, or if you would like to receive more information about our environmental initiative Vamos pa fuera, contact Darric Alvarez at dalvarez@galeo.orgAs stewards of our planet, let’s come together to sow the seeds of awareness and cultivate a sense of responsibility for our soils. Through knowledge and action, we can nurture the very foundation that sustains life.

Did you knew that 92% of Latinos see the environment and environmental issues like pollution and global warming as important to them personally? Read about this and other interesting facts revealed in the Puente para la gente Survey. Read more at

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