09 May '11, 10pm

A Green Banner for Puerto Rican Day: Groups try to draw attention to the need to conserve areas like the Northea...

A Green Banner for Puerto Rican Day: Groups try to draw attention to the need to conserve areas like the Northea...

Emilio Font Campaigners want to save the Northeast Ecological Corridor in Puerto Rico from development. The National Puerto Rican Day Parade is going green . Organizers of the annual march along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan are advancing an environmental theme this year to celebrate the natural beauty of Puerto Rico and to help educate people about how to preserve it. The theme will be reflected in floats, literature and various events leading up to the parade on June 12, which draws hundreds of thousands of spectators. The Sierra Club, a partner in the green effort along with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, estimates that only about 7 percent of Puerto Rico is currently protected from development, not enough to sustain the island’s air and water quality over the long term. The organizations are trying to draw attention to the need to conserve areas like the Northeast ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/a-green-banner-...

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