The level of toxic fumes in Murcia has gradually increased since the past century. This comes as a consequence of burning coal and fossil fuels, especially from cars.

At the beginning of the century, CO2 emissions were at their lowest rate. Later, the progressive advent of motor vehicles in our city has made pollution increase. Nowadays, it is at its highest level and has surpassed the 400 parts per million. This is an unbearable situation.  For this reason, the town hall has decided to activate an information protocol for the citizens. These measures aim to reduce this problem in our city.  

We the citizens can do something to solve this problem. Here are some tips:

-We must stop using so many plastic bags and choose reusable shopping bags. The use of reusable bags is better for the environment, because you don’t need to use a new plastic bag every time you go shopping.

-Stop using the car for short distances. Having is a short walk is cleaner and healthier for you.

-Riding your bike is more environmentally friendly than many motor vehicles. Moreover, there are bicycle lanes you can use for free and it’s easier to park.

 

Murcia is a wonderful place in the south east of Spain. You will find that people are very friendly here.

La Manga del Mar Menor Beach

It has many types of plants and also fauna, such as the Carrascales, Maquias and Búho real (Royal owl).

There are mountain landscapes such as Sierra Espuña. There are also beaches such as La Manga del Mar Menor. I like going to the beach on holidays, and you?

Murcia has got a rich and varied gastronomy. Have you tried pasteles de carne (meat pies)?. You can also find the best vegetables and fruits here.

Murcian meat pies

Moreover, there are very famous and beautiful villages, for instance, Caravaca de la Cruz, Calasparra, Cartagena, etc.

There are also monuments such as the Cathedral and Salzillo museum.

The Salzillo Museum

For all this, Murcia is a fantastic and touristic place. Would you like to come and visit our beautiful city?

I hope you will like it.

 

                                                                                 MIGUEL PUJANTE RUIZ. 1º C (E.S.O.)