|TCI polishes to a shine for Earth Day celebration|
|Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:15|
While the world was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the TCI was celebrating its 2nd annual “TCI Shines” campaign.
Dedicated volunteers got out at 6 a.m. Thursday, April 22, joining members of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) along various areas around Grace Bay Road, Lower Bight and Leeward Highway to help clean up the island in honour of Earth Day.
Participants including Beaches, Alexandra, Seven Stars, Grace Bay Club, Club Med, Comfort Suites, Ocean Club, Royal West Indies, The Sands, The Palms, The Somerset, PPC Ltd. and members of the community successfully gathered hundreds of bags of litter from along roadsides and medians.
“TCI Shines allows us to do our part to promote a healthy sustainable environment throughout the TCI and is also part of TCHTA’s ongoing commitment to encouraging social responsibility,” said TCHTA President Karen Whitt.” TCHTA would like to thank everyone who came out early and participated.”
“Even though we are happy with the number of bags collected, we are encouraging all persons to desist from littering our islands,” Whitt said. “The only way TCI can continue to be beautiful by nature is if we all practise to keep our surroundings clean, not only on Earth Day but every single day of the year.”
This year the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources and TCI Waste Disposal Services continued their partnership with the TCHTA by not only participating in the cleanup, but also supporting the team on the road and collecting and disposing of the garbage from the various check points.
Additional partners included PPC Ltd., Pizza Pizza and Miss Earth who all contributed to the successful environmental clean up effort.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:19|
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