Time to clean up roads, beaches

It’s
time for the Cayman Islands to come clean.

So
far more than 1,300 people have signed up with the Chamber of Commerce to hit
the roads and beaches this weekend in the 13th annual Earth Day
Roadside Cleanup.

The
fun begins at 7am and wraps up at 11am with a brunch at Public Beach.

All
participants will be provided with latex gloves and garbage bags and the
Department of Environmental Health has asked that all full bags are left on the
side of a main road for collection. The first 1,000 people who signed up receive
a free limited edition T-shirt.

 “We are very pleased that so many of our Chamber
members have taken this project to heart” said Wil Pineau, CEO. “What’s nice
about this event is it’s not just about giving money, this is about getting out
there and physically making a difference. These wonderful people are made up of
receptionists, managing directors, accountants and mechanics, CEO’s and all the
others in between. And most come out with their families. We all come together
to make a difference – it’s a lovely day.”

“The
Chamber of Commerce is very proud of our members who do green business and we
hope many other businesses will take their lead,” said Mr. Pineau. “For those
businesses who don’t know where to start we encourage you to take the first
step by taking the Chamber Environmental Pledge. In May we will hold a formal
presentation and award you with a framed certificate to demonstrate your
commitment to the preservation of our Island’s resources.”

For
those who would like to know more about the Earth Day Roadside Clean-Up,
becoming a green business or taking the Chamber Environmental Pledge please contact
the Chamber office on 949-8090 or email [email protected] 

  

Those
who would like to sign-up as an individual or a team can still do so by
contacting Joanne Diaz-Berry on 949-8090 ext. 123 or email
[email protected]

As
the event is taking place along the roadsides, we ask that the public takes care
driving in the morning on Saturday, paying special attention to extra activity
along the roadways.  

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