The Plenary Hall of the City of Rincón de la Victoria hosted on Friday morning the act of delivering certificates to schools in the municipality that participated in the STARs Project during the 2018/19 academic year. The mayor, Francisco Salado (PP), the councilor Education, María Carmen Cañizares (PMP), and the mayor of Mobility and Transportation, Antonio Fernández (PP), together with the director of Green Globe Projects Sustainability and Environmental Projects, Juan Manuel Llamas , and the provincial coordinator of Road Education of the Provincial Headquarters of Traffic, Mª Ángeles Campuzano, have been in charge of granting accreditations to those responsible for the five
Salado highlighted "the importance of this project to seek alternatives in terms of greener mobility, environmental protection and the elimination of CO2 emissions". Likewise, the councilor has expressed the intention of «giving continuity to this project, which is being a success in the educational centers participating in the transmission of environmental values ??in young people, so we will work so that this project goes further» . In addition, Salado has encouraged other schools in the municipality to adhere to the project.
For her part, the mayor of the area has shown her satisfaction with the project and said that ?this project has made possible the union between the educational community and non-teaching staff, in addition to the promotion of healthy habits and environmental care ». Llamas thanked the City Council for support, noting that «Rincón de la Victoria has been working on sustainable mobility for four years; one year through the School Paths, and three from the STARs Project, being the pioneer municipality in the province, so it has created a synergy with the school community that allows a change in the student transport model towards a more sustainable one ».
This is the third consecutive year that Rincón de la Victoria participates in the STARs Project (Accreditation and Recognition of Sustainable Displacements for Schools), aimed at students from 6 to 19 years old and the entire educational community with the aim of encouraging and rewarding those schools that promote sustainable and safe travel among their students, both on foot and by bicycle.
In these years of work, Rincón de la Victoria has carried out outstanding actions such as the completion of more than one hundred school roads, the involvement of the entire municipality in the improvement of the home-school journey (DGT, Local Police, Civil Protection, City Hall , etc ...), the non-emission of more than 1.8 Tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, the completion of the most massive school road with more than 90 participants from different educational centers. The STARS Project is a European initiative coordinated at national level by CENEAM (National Center for Environmental Education) and the General Directorate of Traffic.