Young Dominican wins second place in regional prize of the UN

The young Dominican Eddy Frank Vásquez, who participated in the Young Champions of the Earth award given by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), won the second place in the region with his proposal “School tax on the footprint of carbon: a new approach to education for sustainable development “.

The first place was awarded to the Ecuadorian Liliana Jaramillo.

Vásquez, who recently graduated from psychology, feels proud because of more than three thousand applications around the world he managed to classify with his proposal.

“I tell young people to dare to achieve their dreams,” he said in a conversation with the newspaper Listin Diario.

Eddy, the youngest of all the finalists (21 years old), is the only representative of the entire Caribbean, and competed with other participants from Latin America.

The Young Champions of the Earth Award, awarded by the United Nations Environment Program and Covestro, seeks to recognize and support environmental initiatives with great potential for changing young talents in the world.

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