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Dimensions4320 x 3240
Original file size2.91 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken4-Feb-13 17:54
Date modified4-Feb-13 17:54
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot A2200
Focal length5 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/50 at f/2.8
FlashFired, red-eye reduction, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 640
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Peru

Peru

Learning about Deforrestation Residents of the small, marginalized community of Los Molinos submit their guesses about what percent of the Earth has been de-forrested by human kind. The answer? 80%! They are attending the workshop as part of an Integrated Household Sanitation Project led by Water and Sanitation Volunteer Tasha and Community President Palacios. Over the course of the project, they will also learn about Handwashing; Home Water Treatment and Storage; Solid Waste Management, Composting and Recycling; and Routes of Contamination. They will plant 60 guarangos (a native tree species) and those that cook on an open fire will build improve cookstoves, which greatly improve respiratory health and reduce fuel consumption. Those that defecate in the open field will also construct bathrooms.