The Ventana al Mar beach in Puerto Morelos has been awarded Blue Flag status, the first in the municipality to receive this international certification rating beach cleanliness, water quality and accessibility for all, among other factors.
In other Puerto Morelos environmental news, two of its schools (Simon Bolivar Primary School afternoon session and Secundaria Técnica Número 10 Francisco Zarco) have been designated as Eco Schools. They received the Green Flag for their work in trash separation, recycling and planting student gardens with fruit trees, vegetables and herbs.
Eco Schools is a global model that teaches children to be agents of change and to protect the planet, they learn about the need for sustainability and social responsibility. It is promoted by the Environmental Education Foundation, which has already certified 49,000 schools in 64 countries
In Puerto Morelos, 800 students and 55 teachers are participating in the program and it will be extended to other schools in the district. Two Cancun schools have also been designated as Eco Schools.