Earth Day cleanup in April

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is seeking more participants for its annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup on Saturday, 2 April, from 7-10am along various roads and beaches.

All participants will be provided with Latex gloves and garbage bags.

Those interested may participate as individuals or as a team, at no charge, and children are welcome too.

The first 800 people to sign up will receive a free event T-shirt.

All cleanup crews are also invited to a brunch at 10am as a thank you for their efforts.

Distribution date

T-shirts, garbage bags and gloves will be distributed to cleanup crews the week of 28 March at the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Centre in Governors Square.

At the time of sign up, participants may choose an area or be assigned an area to meet. Organisers say the 7-10am time frame is just a guide, as some people like to start earlier or later.

Caution for motorists

Drivers are asked to be extra vigilant on the day of the event as cleanup crews will be on the roads from as early as 6am.

The Department of Environmental Health has asked that all full bags be left on the side of a main road for collection; especially those collected from the beach.

Sponsors

The Chamber thanked BritCay Insurance for sponsoring the T-shirts and G.E.L. Distributors for providing garbage bags; the Department of Environment Health for providing Latex gloves; Flowers Bottled Water for drinking water, and the Recreation, Parks and Cemeteries Unit, which will collect all the trash bags on Monday, 4 April, between 5am and 1pm.

“We are pleased to see this event so well supported,” said Wil Pineau, the Chamber’s CEO. “It is fantastic to see volunteers of all ages gathering across the Cayman Islands to keep our Islands clean and green.

This is a great example of how the business community can give back whilst having an immediate impact on our community’s welfare.”

Other Chamber environmental initiatives

The Environmental Pledge: individuals or businesses can take a pledge in a show of commitment to the preservation of Cayman’s and the planet’s natural resources.

Green Business: a promotional opportunity for Chamber members who conduct business in an environmentally conscious way or sell ‘green’ products.

The Chamber will promote these businesses in a special ‘green’ category throughout the year.

For more information on the Earth Day cleanup or to sign up, email [email protected] or call 949-8090 ext. 124.

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Tiny Tots Academy participated in the 2010 Earth Day cleanup.
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