Roadside clean-up draws record numbers

More than 1,000 volunteers, businesses and organisations took part in the Chamber’s recent Earth Day Roadside Clean-up – a record number for the annual event.

Walkers Associates

Walkers Associates beside garbage and a deflated zodiac boat they found on South Church Street. Photo: Submitted

Hundreds of bags of garbage and debris were collected from all across the Cayman Islands and placed along roadsides for collection by the Department of Environmental Health.

‘The response to the Chamber’s call for a greater emphasis on ways to preserve and protect our environment has been outstanding but much more needs to be done to raise awareness of the need for recycling and waste management generally,’ Wil Pineau, Chief Executive Officer for the Chamber of Commerce, said in a press release.

‘The Clean-up benefits both the environment and the volunteers who take part. It is evident that more members of the community are taking environmental issues seriously and are willing to do their part in keeping Cayman clean.

‘I would like to remind the public to reaffirm their commitment to the environment by signing the Chamber’s Environmental Pledge. This will enable us to track the environmentally-friendly practices adopted by the community. It is up to each one of us to help preserve and protect our natural resources for future generations.’

Volunteers were able to sign up to the Chamber’s Environmental Pledge during the appreciation lunch at Hammerheads.

Forty-five individuals committed themselves to a number of initiatives on their pledge forms. So far 11 companies and 115 individuals have signed the Environmental Pledge.

At the end of this year, the Chamber will reveal the amount of pledges taken and the environmentally-friendly practices that residents and businesses have introduced into their daily lives.

FYI

To sign up to the Environmental Pledge, download one from the Chamber website www.caymanchamber.ky or find one in the current issue of The Chamber magazine. Please return the form to the Chamber office or fax it to 949 0220.

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