Up-and-coming builders should respect environment


Re Myriam Márquez’s Dec. 29 column, LBA charter school makes a difference: The Latin Builders Association’s charter school, the Construction and Business Management Academy, is a wonderful idea for which the LBA should be commended. I do trust, though, that the school also offers mandatory courses in environmental education, so that these young potential builders acquire a love and respect for our natural resources early in the game.

Unfortunately, too many developers and contractors have favored cement and profits over environmental concerns through the years. It is time to teach new generations an appreciation of nature, which should encourage them to make wise decisions concerning the planet’s fragile ecology.

I hope that this school’s graduates will not only be excellent builders but that they will also be knowledgeable enough to stand on the right side of environmental issues.

Coky Michel, Miami

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