La Orotava with its environmental education for young and old doesn't come as a surprise.
In 1997, I discovered how much the town did for its youth and for all who want acquire values which last. This was obvious to me when I entered its town hall. There, many skills and courses were offered. I remember classes for crafts, learning to play an instrument or the beaux arts.
Educating the environment about more than birds and animals is also a great value which will live on.
Thanks to its mayor Don Isaac Valencia, who has gained the trust and mandate by its people for the 18th time by elections in 2011, all this is possible. Much is to be thanked for to his many excellent and efficient advisors, as well.
La Orotava gets things done and this benefits the environment.
The town is known by many tourist for its famous Romeria celebrations or for its flower and sand carpets, more of which find here. Links to more stunning features are included.
Now, la Orotava has its own private university, as education is not only important on grass root levels, such as for the environment. Studying is for evolution and much more. La Orotava had to fight for the OK for building this higher institution of learning, put its foot down and got what it wanted.
Much is on the agenda for studies and projects regarding a better environment by La Orotava.
Unfortunately, you have to understand Spanish to make the best of it.
Use a good Internet translator to learn what's up at CEAM Orotava with environmental projects
Please note that the emphasis is on preserving Tenerife's fragile nature with forests, parks and the oceans which surround it.
Now, your old cooking oil may be recycled, as used frying oil is very dangerous for the environment. It clogs up canalization and will harm our oceans once it gets there eventually.
Just fill up your used kitchen oil into bottles and close tight with its lid.
Deposit them at one of 26 cooking oil recycling containers anywhere in La Orotava, while being patient until all are in place.
From environmental education back to environmental awareness, for which the artistic community of Puerto de la Cruz Tenerife goes the extra mile.
Find more information in Spanish here