World Youth Day takes steps to be eco-friendly


World Youth Day 2011 will be an environmentally friendly event, said Eva Latonda, director of the project “100% Natural.”

“Passing on land in good condition to future generations is a concern of every Christian, and thus also of World Youth Day,” she added.

The youth event will take place August 2011 in Madrid.

The Spanish company, Zeroemissions, will assist World Youth Day in compensating for the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the event, Latonda noted.

Zeroemissions said it will compensate for any climate damage from the massive event by collaborating on five environmental projects in New Caledonia, Honduras, Uganda, China and Turkey.

Latonda said carpooling will also be encouraged during World Youth Day to help prevent excessive traffic. A pedestrian route from Madrid to the Cuatro Vientos Airfield will also be created so young people can travel back on forth on foot or bicycle.

She added that Madrid city officials will place waste receptacles at various points around the city to help keep the streets clean.

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