Ecological Brigade at Centro Educativo Salesianos Talca, Chile

In the course of these years of work at Centro Educativo Salesianos Talca, their conception of the environment has changed, applied by the ecological brigade that has worked on this topic together with the teachers of basic general education.

The ecological brigade of the Centro Educativo Salesianos Talca, has the objective of taking care of the spaces and environment of their school, in addition to fulfilling the important mission of recycling from the classrooms (paper, plastic and cardboard), to then take it to each clean point of modality (kindergarten, elementary and middle school). Once at the clean points, they are removed by a company that recycles these materials.

They have gone from carrying out specific activities, which were done at certain times, to having environmental education introduced in the different didactic units, systematizing environmental activities; that is, they have gone from talking about specific things (such as implementing clean points at each site, in each classroom and applications of pedagogical practices) to acting in a global way, keeping environmental education in mind in their daily work in the classroom, to improve the educational quality of their center and for their students to internalize and put into practice the environmental values that are being transmitted to them.

Not only has their language changed, but also that of the students, who have become familiar with the words saving, proper use of school materials, reduction of consumption, use of waste and recycling - these are just some of the phrases that have become a continuum at the Centro Educativo Salesianos Talca.