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This year, Earth Day will be
celebrated on the 22nd of April and though it falls on the Good Friday holiday,
there will be several opportunities to celebrate during the month of April.

Events range from island-wide
clean-ups to an Earth Day festival being organised at Camana Bay during the
Easter Week.

In observance of Earth Month, the
National Trust is coordinating a National Dress Down Day on April 1st and is
encouraging local companies to support this initiative by purchasing Earth Week
2011 T-Shirts. The logo design will reflect this year’s international Earth Day
theme, “A Billion Acts of Green,” and will be chosen from artwork submitted by
our local high school art students. On February 18th, the public can decide on
their favourite logo by logging onto www.nationaltrust.org.ky and casting their
vote. 

The winning logo will be used in
promotional materials for Earth Week and other events. The shirts are available
in a light shade of green and are affordably priced at $15 for adults and $8
for kid sizes. All proceeds will benefit the programmes of the National Trust.
Teachers are being asked to commemorate Earth Day before schools close for
Easter and can submit photos of Earth Day activities that will be published in
the quarterly education newsletter. 

For the last 40 years the Earth Day
Network has been inspiring people from around the world to demonstrate their
commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. The goal of the
Earth Day Network is to have 1 billion people register their Earth Day events
during April and this year’s theme has motivated millions of people to take
action. Over 45 million guests, from 190 countries, have already registered
their acts in ‘A Billion Acts of Green.’ Please visit www.earthdaynetwork.org
to share your pledge and register your green act. Remember, every pledge counts
toward the goal.

The National Trust is also
responsible for organising the Calendar of Events for Earth Month and this
calendar will be sent in an email blast to all of our members, will be posted
on our website and published in the press to ensure maximum publicity for
events planned.

Members of the Earth Month
Committee meet fortnightly to discuss the events in a friendly atmosphere of support,
discussion and debate and the next meeting is scheduled for the 23rd of
February at Department of Environment. New members are always welcome to share
their ideas.

If you have an Earth Day event that
you would like listed on the calendar or to order T-shirts for your
organization or school, please contact Erica at the Trust by calling 749-1126
or via email at [email protected]

This weekly column
from the National Trust for the Cayman Islands is submitted by Erica Daniel,
Education Programmes Coordinator. The National Trust can be contacted at
749-1121 or via email at [email protected]

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Workers clean up Cemetery Beach in Bodden Town during last year’s Earth Month.
Photo: File