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20/07/2022 News

“Everybody for Parapetí River" campaign starts cleaning actions with allied companies

In order to mitigate the environmental impact upon the main fresh water source of the bolivian Chaco, World Vision Bolivia and the Autonomous Municipal Government of Camiri launched on Friday 8th of July the second version of the campaign “Everybody for Parapetí River”. 

Since very early morning, cleaning tasks of the Parapetí riversides began. Volunteers from ten institutions, TotalEnergies among them, achieved the cleaning activities aiming to mitigate the impact generated by pollution, mainly plastic residues, in the Parapetí river. 

Roy Pérez, manager of the eastern zone of World Vision Bolivia highlighted the importance of establishing bonds with authorities, the civil society, volunteers and the private sector “to ensure the life quality of new generations, as part of the responsibility towards the most vulnerable children”.

TotalEnergies places sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart  of its strategy, projects and operations to contribute to people´s well-being and aims to be a benchmark for endorsement of the United Nations´ Sustainable Development Goals. So, besides taking care in managing the environmental impacts of its operations according to the Avoid – Reduce - Compensate principle, TotalEnergies EP Bolivie develops initiatives in local communities in synergy with its partners. 

Thus, the affiliate joined World Vision Bolivia, in the second version of “Everybody for the Parapetí River”, sponsoring the campaign and participating in the cleaning tasks with its volunteering program called Action!

The campaign also works on raising environmental awareness with its strategic partners. The organizers and volunteering institutions are in charge of informing Camiri´s population, through local communication media, about taking care of their river as a life source for human beings and other species living there. The environmental consciousness and promotion include key messages broadcasted through mass media, placement of trash containers, sign placing with the ten sustainable goals messages and riverside monitoring. 

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The children of Camiri take also starring part of the awareness campaign with a Tik Tok contest organized by the Autonomous Municipal Government of Camiri, through which children will express their main worries about taking care of the river, which is polluted mainly with solid and liquid residues from this city.

The campaign seeks to directly impact about 40 000 people´s life quality that are estimated to live in Camiri´s municipality and around 100 000 people in its surroundings, consisting mainly of guarani communities.