Every year over 2 million people make a religious pilgrimage from San Jose, Costa Rica to Cartago, Costa Rica to honor Costa Rica’s patron saint, La Negrita. Despite being a peaceful event there is a lot of garbage that accumulates along the route. In fact, over 100 tons of garbage is produced in just two days.
To help combat this problem and prevent pollution of the surrounding rivers and rainforests EARTH University, a non-profit university dedicated to educating students about agricultural sciences and natural resources, has created a project known as EcoRomeria.
The purpose of EcoRomeria is to raise enough money to purchase and place 67 reusable recycling bins along the route of the pilgrimage. Bins will be placed every 400 meters to make it easier for people to recycle. Once the trek is over, the bins will be reused for other large scale events.
Help Costa Rica retain its natural beauty and donate by August 2.