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07/05 World Environment Day

31-05-2017

Humana celebrates the World Environment Day of June 5 with a set of activities to show that promoting the second life of clothing we do a great favor to the planet.

The reuse and recycling of textiles contribute to the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change: in addition to giving a second life to used clothing, it is avoided its deposit in landfill contributing to the reduction of the emission of gases of effect greenhouse. Each kilogram of clothing that is reused and not incinerated avoids the emission of 3.169 kg of CO2, according to data from the European Commission.

Humana started the selective collection of used clothes 30 years ago in Spain and since then has collected 276,000 tons of used textile. This represents a saving of 875,000 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere: they are equivalent to the annual emission of 328 thousand cars (that circulate 15,000 km annually) or to the annual absorption of carbon dioxide that make 6.5 million trees.

Milan Pact Party of Madrid

On Sunday 4 June, the Madrid City Council organizes the Milan Pact Party on the Paseo del Prado between the Carlos V and the Neptune roundabout, from 10 am to 3 pm, which includes a program of activities in which agroecology Urban, healthy eating and proximity consumption are protagonists. The Consistory is one of the signatories of the Urban Food Policy Pact of Milan, which promises to promote actions that "contribute to the development of sustainable, inclusive, resilient, safe and diversified food systems to ensure healthy and accessible food for all."

In this context, Humana and 24 other entities, among NGOs, civic associations, educational communities and official bodies will present their work in urban agroecology, healthy eating and sustainable consumption and proximity. The Foundation will have an informative stand in the Paseo del Prado, from which it will present the program 3C Cultivating Climate and Community of social and urban agriculture, possible thanks to the funds generated with the management and recovery of used clothing collected.

The stand will have a floor garden with pallets and horticultural planters made of recycled material, representative of 3C. It will also include a clothing container to explain the management process of the used textile.

Alcobendas Environmental Education Classroom

On Saturday, June 3, the Foundation will be present in Alcobendas, in the Arroyo de la Vega Garden. The display will be similar to that of the Madrid Pact of Milan: informative stand, presentation of 3C, orchard of soil, horticultural planters and gift of an onion plant to all attendees. In addition, Humana will give one of the "Hay Ropa Tendida" awareness workshops, from 10am to 2pm.

On the other hand, in Aranjuez from June 1 to 18, El Deleite Shopping Center hosts the exhibition "The second life of clothing and global sustainability", which describes the benefits of the process of managing used clothing and how, with A simple gesture such as depositing a bag in a textile container, creates a value chain that contributes to the sustainability of our planet. Also, on June 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11, a series of workshops will be held on "Hay Ropa Tendida".

Andalusia, Valencian Community and Catalonia

Beyond the Community of Madrid, the "Hay Ropa Tendida" workshops will be the axis of the celebration of the World Environment Day in Catalonia, Valencian Community and Andalusia. On June 2 in Castellar del Vallès (Barcelona), on 4 in Requena (Valencia), on day 5 in Villacarrillo (Jaén) and a day later in Montilla (Córdoba).

World Environment Day

Held every June 5, World Environment Day was instituted in 1974 by the United Nations to raise awareness of environmental degradation and raise awareness of the need to preserve and improve the environment. Every year a new theme is chosen that big corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and celebrities around the world adopt to promote environmental causes. This year is "'Connecting people to nature, the city and the land, from the poles to the equator."

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