Meet the #EWWRCoordinators: Elena Fernandez from Asturias, Spain
Briefly introduce yourself
My name is Elena Fernández. I am a chemical engineer by training and work for the Asturian waste management company COGERSA. This is our 10th year coordinating the EWWR in the region.
What do you like the most about being an EWWR coordinator?
For me personally, it is very motivating and rewarding to see how, over the course of the past decade, a gradual change is taking place
in the social fabric of our region with regard to how environmental, and particularly waste, issues are dealt with. Every day, more and more public authorities, associations, schools, companies, and citizens are taking part in the project.
How is EWWR 2019 going in Asturias?
This year was particularly successful. Some 36 municipalities and 74 schools will participate in our landmark action – the 3R Forest – and we are expecting over 120 trees thanks to it. Aside from it, 226 other actions are being organised this week.
What advice would you give to more recent coordinators?
I encourage them to work with passion on this exciting project.