If it was us, the Aedes Aegypti, popularly known as dengue mosquito, have a profile like this: does not discriminate anyone. Choose one social class. Enters the luxury condos without armed guards. Doesn’t make deals in the dark age even to sunlight. Do not choose their victims. Prefer safe homes to reproduce with sombra e água fresca. Patient, waits until many seasons for the right time to act. No rusticity-loves urban life and humans. Persistent-ronda, ronda, ronda until the almost painless. Entrepreneur-adapts easily to environmental changes and, in crisis, finds ways to survive. That lesson in resilience gives us the odious Daddy longlegs.
But, that dengue fever has to do with the selective collection? Everything. Both have already discussed about this matter since the implementation of the project in the city of Goiânia there by mid-2007. I can say that I am a part of this movement since its inception. Even at the time of my research for a master’s degree in human ecology, talked to Mrs. Lucia of Cooprec (recycling’s cooperative) and took some impressions of this meeting. The recyclable material was delivered regularly. However, they received only 40% of what they used to collect on their own.
Back to the past-in the material that I witnessed being delivered, had a lot of garbage. Dirty nappies and syringes with needles, for example. Dona Lucia told me still maintain hope that things would get better. I walked out of there with a willingness to resume the actions of the late Selective Forum and Social inclusion that opened the dialogue between the Government and the movement of collectors. Do a reissue of the film “Dream Catcher” and return to the subject of priority status it deserves. This all happened in June 2013.
Yesterday, the selective collection should have passed in my neighborhood, but it didn’t. On collection day only two residents place recyclable material bags at your door. The truck of the Prefecture spends a speed mismatch for a collector vehicle. My daughter’s nanny question: “why separate the trash if the collection staff nor pass to get? Who’s to say that they don’t end up mixing all at the end? “.
The square in front of my house is a natural nursery for mosquito. Pets caps, aluminum kettles, plastic bags with water until clean. We’re back to square one. The answer is still the same: environmental education for the population and, above all, for the children – heirs of parents living polluters. And educate is to repeat, repeat and repeat. After all, that ruled out also is one of the strategies to halt the flights of our public enemy number one and still rescue the dignity of people who have the nobility to recycle that are beginning to call it garbage.
Carolina Magalhães – Master in human ecology and Contemporary social issues by the new University of Lisbon/Portugal. Post-graduation in environmental management. Graduated in business administration, with additional training in corporate education and Corporate Social responsibility.