Santo Domingo, RD- With the purpose of contributing to the preservation of the environment, the Popular Association of Savings and Loans (APAP) trained more than 2,000 students from the Northern Region in environmental issues, within the framework of the toponymy assessment project.
This project was developed by the financial institution together with the Botanical Garden of Santiagowith the purpose of promoting the study of the origin and meaning of the communities of the Northern Region with proper names of plant species.
“APAP’s commitment to the preservation of the environment and education is evidenced by this toponymy assessment project and other initiatives aligned with our sustainability strategy, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the law on Environmental Education and Communication ”, expressed Mildred Minaya, vice president of Communication, Sustainability and Reputation of APAP.
Through this project, more than 900 trees were planted in Cruce de Guayacanes, Los Almácigos, Baitoa, Los Cocos, Las Canas, La Penda, Los Robles, La Ceibita, La Javilla, El Níspero and 20 other communities in Santiago, in where educational workshops were given on the origin of planted species and their cultural and environmental importance. As well as the promotion of environmental culture by linking the concept of toponymy with the sense of belonging to the community and a greater connection with local species.
“This project has been the first effort to preserve and document the natural historical heritage of most of these communities.”, said the APAP executive.
“Through the actions of our corporate volunteers, we strengthen environmental awareness with experiences that positively mark our collaborators, clients, saving partners, and suppliers through valuable content, reading forums, and conversations on reforestation and recycling led by experts in sustainability”he stressed.
About the Popular Association of Savings and Loans (APAP)
The Popular Association of Savings and Loans (APAP) is a private financial institution, of a mutual nature, created by Law No. 5897, of May 14, 1962, with the objective of promoting savings for the financing of the purchase, construction and / or improvement of the family home.
It has 50 branches located in Santo Domingo, Santiago, San Francisco de Macorís, La Vega, Moca, La Romana, Higüey, Verón, San Cristóbal, Haina and Puerto Plata. And it has 61 ATMs available to its saving members, customers and the general public.