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BARCELONA World Healer Project 2010-2011 IE Costa i Llobera / 1 ESO

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INDEX The Apple Snail by Juan and Dani ●Plastic Bags by Oriol and Lau ●Speed Limit by Maria V and Maria C ●Ecological Activities by Claudia and Mariona ●Bicing and Tram by Clara and Miriam ●


News about The Apple Snail

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The apple snail has got a yellow and dark brown shell. It lives in tropical areas but it is also found in Catalonia these days. It can reach the size of an apple, but in Delta de l’Ebre (south of Catalonia) they are smaller than a golf ball.

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The Apple Snail

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Apple Snail

Map where the apple snail lives in Catalonia

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The Apple Snail

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It comes from South America and it has become a plague in Southern Asia, Honk Kong, New Guinea and Australia.

Origins

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The Apple Snail

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In 2009 the snail arrived to Delta of Ebre. It feeds on rice, seaweed and other plants. Experts believe that if they don’t kill the snail, it will become a dangerous plague. The government of Catalonia intents to dry almost half the 21,000 hectares in the Delta for six months to exterminate the apple snail

Apple Snail

Map where the apple snail lives in Catalonia IE Costa i Llobera 2010-2011 / 1ESO


News about Plastic Bags

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In Catalonia, most shops and supermarkets don’t give plastic bags any more The shoppers pay for them. This measure persuades the consumers to waste plastic bags and help to keep a green environment. The government of the Generalitat de Catalunya wants to cut down the consumption of plastic bags to 50% the year 2012. In Catalonia in the year 2007 2.346 millions of plastic bags were used. They only last for 15 minutes and it takes them 100 years to disappear. The government wants to promote the consumption of baskets or biodegradable bags. �

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News about Speed Limit

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The former Catalan government, led by JosĂŠ Montilla, set the speed limit at 80 km/h round the city of Barcelona. Now, the new Catalan government, led by Artur Mas, is reviewing this limit. The reasons to review this speed is to reduce pollution from cars. The say that cars pollute less if they travel at a lower speed. They also say that 80 km/h do not reduce pollution at all. But what is true is that there are less car accidents.

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News about Ecological Activities

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On the 15th and 28th of November, the Town Hall offered an ecological meeting in different places in Barcelona: “Fàbrica del Sol”, “Parc Güell” and “Aula ambiental de la Sagrada Família”. They organized ecological workshops. Participants registered for free. There were a lot of activities but the most important was “BatucaMob”. This activity is about recycling things that we use in everyday life to make musical instruments.

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News about Ecological Activities

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Some schools of Barcelona receive free compost from the Town Hall, and the children can learn how it is made. This program is called “Compostem i aprenem�. A hundred of school already have the compost. The compost is the result of the decomposition of the organic matter. Some living organisms, like worms, insects, etc. help in this process. This project is very important for students to learn how we can recycle from litter or garbage.

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News about Bicing

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Bicing is the name we give to bikes used in Barcelona as public transport. It is a user-friendly service, it is also practical and sustainable. Bicing is four years old in our city

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News about Bicing

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Users need an identity card to use the bikes. You apply for this card on the website. There is currently a waiting list of 18.000 users. 31.000 people use bicing in Barcelona, we are the city with most bicing users in Spain.

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News about Tram

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Another environmentally friendly mean of transport is the TRAM. The Tram is a train that goes through the city. It uses electricity, it does not pollute.

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Thank You!

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