LEADERS OF TRANSFORMATION
July 27, 2020
The Costa Rican government promised the United Nations to be a carbon-neutral country by 2021. Kelly thought of creating a carbon-neutral solution for the roads. After multiple meetings with all the ministers of environment, energy, infrastructure, education as well as two presidents, she realized that no one was really going to do anything.
THIS WEEK IN COSTA RICA
Being the driving force of the film, as well as the protagonist, she was able to establish legislation in Central America creating a circular economy mandating the use of plastic waste and all waste materials in the construction of roads, thus making the plastic road technology the expected norm.
IMPACT FILM - PAVE THE ROAD inspires legislation.
February 19, 2020
San José, Costa Rica
Announced today that the bill filmmaker Kelly Mason introduced to Congress 3 years ago was passed and make a law thanks to the power of filmmaking.
Feb 18, 2020
San José, Feb. 18 (elmundo.cr) - Congress approved in file 2 2070 the # 20 Law for the use of reusable materials in asphalt mixtures in road infrastructure works
In a Costa Rican Beach Town, the Road Less Paved
After years of unfulfilled promises and delays, the local municipality started preliminary work on paving a three-mile stretch of road through town in June and indicated that another four-mile section would be paved at a later date. But many residents are skeptical that the road will be properly paved. READ MORE
Eco-friendly asphalt will be applied in pilot plan in Cóbano with Pave the Road and LANAMME
The National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models (LANAMME) is about to begin a pilot plan to implement green asphalt Cóbano community in Puntarenas. READ MORE
THE ROAD BUILDER OF MONTEZUMA
One night, Kelly Mason received a phone call. It was a local woman, and she was frantic. She said her child had stopped breathing. The mother didn’t know what to do. She needed help. She was terrified that her child would die. READ MORE
Montezuma woman launches campaign to make movie, pave road
Some years ago, Kelly Mason, a filmmaker from Canada, received a “mystical message.”
August 8, 2013
The trailer is full of interviews with locals from the community who tell stories of their children getting sick: some with asthma, some have been hospitalized and hooked up to IVs, and some have even been pulled out of school by their parents who have made the decision to sacrifice their children’s education for the benefit of their health.READ MORE
PAVE THE ROAD UPDATES
Escuela Futuro Verde temporarily paved with a thin layer of asphalt - still no Green Pavement.
March 15, 2020
The Escuela Futuro Verde school road was paved on March 15, 2020, overseen by the municipality of Cobano. The route, 624 from Cobano to Montezuma continues to be paved another 4-6km over the next 3 months with a thin layer of asphalt.
LANAMME - UCR begins road testing on seven schools in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula.
Lead Engineer Josué Queseda Campos and his team tested DCP resistance, traffic patterns and measurements for the seven roads in front of the schools: Santa Teresa, San Isidro, Malpais, Delicias, Cabuya, Futuro Verde and Hermosa.
LANAMME - UCR partners with PAVE THE ROAD
Engineer Luis Guillermo Loría-Salazar, the General Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Program of the National Laboratory of Testing Materials and Structural Modes has joined our initiative to allow us to work with his team to test 7 different eco-friendly road surface and soil stabilizing formulas.
We will lay the formulas as field tests in front of each school in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula. Testing begins in January of 2015.
Kimberly Clark Costa Rica has donated 1000 masks to our outreach program to aid the children and the community in protecting against the particulate matter (the fine dust that reaches the lungs and causes permanent damage).
The masks have been distributed throughout the schools and the communities of Santa Teresa, Montezuma and Cobano.
President Solís and Carlos Signini Villalobos, Minister of Transportation, meet PAVE THE ROAD.
Kelly, Joella and Jesse travelled to Jicaral in hopes of meeting President Solís and Carlos Segnini Villalobos, the Minister of Transportation to be the voice for the community.
Toyota Purdy Motor Group donates HERO vehicle
The fine people at Toyota Purdy Motor Group see the value and importance of this initiative and donated a "HERO HILUX" vehicle to create awareness for our mission.
In March of 2015 Toyota Purdy Motor Group and PAVE THE ROAD will release a 24 episode National Social Media Campaign to continue to raise support and awareness.
Servicentro Santa Teresa donates diesel and subsurface materials
Alonso Espinosa spotted the HERO vehicle on the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera and offered to donate materials needed to fulfill the PAVE THE ROAD initiative.
Electronic Music Alliance and Crystal Method donate song and ticket sales from Costa Rica concert to PAVE THE ROAD
The Tico Times covers the electronic duo, Crystal Method in San Jose where Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland speak about the initiative.