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    Joyce Kinnear
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    Have invested in Chirqui
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  1. Recycling in Chiriqui

    We have developed a scientific theory based on a lot of observation points. We have collected at least 10,000 cans (2-3 large bags per week for several months). The cans are split into 3 categories--sodas and juices near schools/bus stops, various items scattered around, and the HUGE winner (at least 70% of the items) are light beers. Most of the light beers are in groupings of between 6 and 50 cans. Based on our observations, we have a theory that the vast majority of littering of aluminum cans is by young men, because in our experience young men are the ones who drink light beers in large quantities (alone or with others). This is unfortunate, because these are exactly not the people who are cleaning up litter. We see kids picking up cans for their school programs--YEAH to the schools and teachers supporting these programs. We see parents and grandparents teaching their children/grandchildren by picking up cans and explaining the importance of not littering. We see people our age and older picking up cans and other litter around town. So, the question is, what do we do about this problem? From our observations, it appears that the majority of the littering is done by people who are currently not being reinforced for better behavior. A suggestion we have is to charge an amount of 5 to 10 cents per cans and pay people back at the grocery store for returning the cans. This worked well in California early on in the recycling effort. Since beer sells for 50 to 70 cents per can, adding on 5 to 10 cents (and paying it back for returning it), might make a serious reduction in the litter, particularly for those people dropping large quantities of beer cans
  2. My daughter is coming to join us in Boquete and is interested in ways to ship a few boxes or a crate (not a container). Does anyone have any recommendations?
  3. Does anyone know if there is a piano tuner available or who comes to Boquete at any point?
  4. We have recently moved to Boquete and are Unitarian Universalists (it's a liberal Stop correcting "denomination" historically rooted in Christianity, but pretty diverse in the present time). We are interested in forming a discussion group of UUs and those of similar/sympathetic belief systems, which includes liberal Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Humanists, Agnostics, Atheists, Pagans and others. We would be willing to and interested in hosting regular/occasional meetings and discussions. Please let me know if there is any interest. Thanks.
  5. Did anyone figure out how to pay property taxes?