“Cuenca Siembra Vida” is the new mingas (collaborative work projects) program from the EMAC EP to promote reforestation throughout the city. EMAC is the municipal company responsible for sanitation and maintaining Cuenca’s parks and other public areas. “We will sow 10 seeds for each tree the EMAC EP cuts down in public spaces around the city, and we will organize collaborative work projects for planting in different locations each week. Willows, guabisay, jacarandas, ashes, and capulies will be among the tree species planted,” said Numan Cuenca, Green Areas technician from the EMAC EP. Everyone is welcome to participate, Numan said. Students…
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