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Organizers: Madrid WYD was carbon neutral

Catholic World News - August 29, 2011

The 26th World Youth Day in Madrid was a “zero emissions” event, according to organizers.

“Unable to avoid the kind of pollution that comes from mass demonstrations like that of Madrid, the organizers have decided to compensate for it by contributing to environmental sustainability projects,” L’Osservatore Romano reported. “The economic aid corresponding to WYD’s greenhouse emissions will be funneled into five projects, one for each continent: a field of wind energy in New Caledonia, a small hydropower plant in Honduras, a reforestation project in Uganda, and two projects for methane recovery in landfills in China and Turkey.”

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