Those making the annual pilgrimage to Cartago before Aug. 2 will have the opportunity to receive some environmental education during their religious trek. Cruz Roja, the country’s Red Cross branch, will lead the recycling efforts through the EcoRomería 2014 project.
In receiving support from the Catholic Church and Earth University, hundreds of Cruz Roja workers will be stationed at 77 points across the route starting on Aug. 1. The Cruz Roja will present their plan in full next Wednesday at the Casa Arzobispal in San José, sharing the details on what they plan to cover for any interested pilgrims.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the EcoRomería will be recycling during the massive pilgrimage to La Negrita, the black Virgin Mary statue, inside Cartago’s basilica.