Bolaños de Calatrava is a Small city in the center of Spain. It is located in Castilla La Mancha. I guess that anybody sound this region, but If I tell you that it is the Don Quijote de la Mancha area perhaps you know more than you believed at the beginning. Hence, this region is known in an international context for this marvellous play of the Spanish literature.
However, this article is not written to make honour to the literature of Cervantes, but to introduce this fantastic city and the environmental campaign that the Bolaños de Calatrava Council is developing and the results got.
This campaign started to be launched through the youth department of the City Hall after realizing that the city was not clean enough. Nevertheless, talking about environmental campaigns is really general, due to the fact that environment covers many matters. Thus, it would be better to say that this campaign is about the Bolaños street cleaning.
The first step to satart the initiative was to make an analysis about the specific problems and anecdotes related to the street cleaning. The survey was done by the municipality workers and councillors and by members of the Bolaños associations and clubs. In the same way, the rest of the population had the opportunity to participate throughout an online questionnaire https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gu_EdD6-wpMX_cDzDmXKEwYMKIND0Q1fZcnAaJ6gGuw/viewform?edit_requested=true and sending proposed by e-mail to the council.
All of the participants presented specific daily problems and some solutions to those. Them, the City Hall workers collected the ideas and elaborated an action plan of the “Cleaning Bolaños” campaign.
With regard to the actions planned was the following:
All of these measures, which have been planned by the Bolaños population with the City Hall, developed during the last have given really positives results. So, they have let the local administration obtain dates about their environmental situation and about the level of awareness of their population with this matter. Among the results scientifically extracts of this experience, we can say the following:
As a conclusion, taking like a reference the dates got in the experience of Bolaños. We could hazard to say that when the whole population is involved in a project and they take part in its elaboration and development, the project is going to be success.
From the same position, we might affirm that these results lets us know that if a part of the administration start to develop a project and them, the rest of department join to the same project and work in the same direction, the administration is betting for the absolute success in the matter. One example of this is the “Cleaning Bolaños” Campaign, which started from the youth department and is developed by all departments and special for the environmental area nowadays.
Hence, make projects taking into account participants, to the involved people, and the transversal topics talked from the whole perspectives guarantee the success and the development of the planning. Hence, the positive ideas of work are those which go growing and spreading with the time.
Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Bolaños de Calatrava