The bicentenary forest will also bring economic benefits to the inhabitants of the region, since the project envisages granting economic incentives to the women of this community so that they are in charge of the care and maintenance of each of the trees.
A public space of 1,000 trees, recreational and cultural sites, will be part of the Bicentennial Forest. This is an INS project that aims to provide environmental and recreational services, as well as jobs, to women in the La Cruz township of Guanacaste.
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The work began its construction at the end of last year with the planting of the first species of trees. The chosen site represents a vision of change, since a sanitary landfill site used to be there.
The Bicentennial Forest joins ten other initiatives of the Footprint of the Future project, through which the First Vice Presidency has brought together various partners to re-green the northern part of the country and reactivate its economy. The project would help achieve environmental goals and celebrate Costa Rica’s 200 years of independence.
In an act carried out in the former landfill of La Cruz, Guanacaste, the first vice-president of the Republic, Epsy Campbell, the executive president of the INS, Gabriel Pérez, the mayor of La Cruz, Alonso Alan, and other officials planted the first species in the Bicentennial Forest.
The project will bring economic benefits to the inhabitants of the region, since it will give economic incentives to the women of the community to take charge of the care and maintenance of each of the trees planted for a period of 5 years.
“I thank the INS group for the donation of these 1,000 trees which will have a positive impact on the ecosystems of the northern zone and will bring employment to the women of La Cruz. As part of 200 years of independent living, this contribution represents our nation’s tireless commitment to protecting the environment and fighting climate change,” Campbell said.
Huella del Futuro was created as part of the celebration of the bicentenary independence of Costa Rica and aims to bring together partners from various fields with a view to greening the northern area ofCosta Ricaby planting 200,000 endemic, floral, fruit and woody trees, a figure that was exceeded the previous October, reaching 254,000 donated trees.
The project aims to help increase the forest cover to 60% by 2030. we are contributing to the economic reactivation of this area, generating direct jobs that will promote the social and economic empowerment of women”, assured the Executive President from the INS, Gabriel Pérez.