dms Organization Ltd.’s Go Green committee recently organised a clean-up project at Scholar’s Park in West Bay, as part of its ongoing efforts to demonstrate corporate responsibility.
On Friday, 13 November the organisation’s employees and staff from its affiliate and subsidiary companies levelled sand and spruced up the park, helping in efforts to restore the park to its pre-Hurricane Ivan splendour.
‘It has always been integral to dms’ culture to take responsibility for the community in which we work and do business, and it was absolutely our pleasure to do our part,’ dms’ Go Green Committee Chair Tara Tvedt-Pearson said. ‘The damage was inflicted so long ago – we recognise this project to be so worthwhile; it’s important that we have recreation areas across Cayman for families to enjoy and organise community activities.’
Working in collaboration with Department of Parks, Cemeteries and Recreation to refurbish the park, dms volunteers worked from 1pm to 5pm. The work party enjoyed a barbeque lunch provided by Island Vibe before embarking on the clean-up endeavour.
dms purchased two truckloads of sand and with rakes and shovels provided by Department of Parks, Cemeteries and Recreation, employees levelled the sand on the playground.
National Concrete donated a bobcat and an operator to assist with the initiative, which made the task much more manageable. The work party also undertook a general clean up, picking up rocks and garbage scattered around the site.
According to a dms release, it set up its Go Green committee in early 2008 to establish a foundation and culture dedicated to environmental awareness and preservation. The committee is dedicated to incorporating internal and external eco-friendly practices, as well as educating employees about protecting and beautifying the environment of the Island.
Mrs. Tvedt-Pearson said: ‘We are always eager to participate and do our part in supporting community efforts and initiatives. Thank you to our volunteers as well as to Department of Parks, Cemeteries and Recreation and National Concrete. It takes all-hands-on-board effort, and everyone had a good time doing it!’