Two Young Women on a Mission to Make Brownsville a Trash Free City

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It started with concern about climate change. Sophomores Deborah Contreras and Yelena Cisneros say their generation may be affected.

“We just want a better future for Brownsville residents,” Yelena says.   

Act Now Generation started a year ago at Linda Vista Housing Authority. All 58 of the community homes contain a donated recycling bin.

“The plan was to find a community that wanted to recycle,” Debroah says.

The girls provide lessons on recycling to the residents and assist with collecting materials.

Linda Vista is the only community homes recycling. Over 6,000 pounds of material has been recycled since last April.

“Since it has been that easy we hope to expand this project.”

The Texas Southmost College sophomores were 18 when they started the organization.

“Because we were so young we thought we weren’t going to be taken seriously.”

The project is successful and residents are enthusiastic about recycling. The girls are gathering final information before they propose expanding to the Housing Authority.


For more information on volunteering with the organization, you can visit Act Now Generation on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/actnowgeneration/

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