Dressing down for Earth Day

In its series of dress down days every Friday in April, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands invited corporations and schools throughout Cayman to abandon suits and uniforms for more casual fare in celebration of Earth Day.  

Participants were encouraged to purchase a National Trust special edition T-shirt for a small donation, which aided in supporting environmental sustainability.  

The Trust’s Education and Outreach Officer Catherine Childs gave presentations to six schools on the importance of preserving Cayman’s unique biodiversity and challenged each school to get involved for Earth Day.  

Cayman International School celebrated by having all its students clean up the campus and surrounding areas. Montessori by the Sea planted a garden after the presentation. Other schools involved were Truth for Youth, Sir John A. Cumber, Bodden Town Primary and First Baptist Christian School.  

Deloitte, Maples FS, Island Heritage and RBC encouraged staff to get involved and spread the message of the importance of preserving our environment for future generations. “The participation of corporations and schools in our Earth Day dress down days was nothing short of amazing. Students and employees have my heartfelt gratitude for their generous commitment to raising awareness during Earth Month. Your generous donations will go a very long way in helping us in our mission to preserve Cayman’s environment and history,” said Christina McTaggart, director of the trust.  

“The National Trust strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability, on Earth Day and throughout the year,” said Danielle Vernon, development and marketing officer at the Trust. “With a focus on environment, the goal of our programmes are clear: to integrate environmental considerations into everything we do and to encourage active participation in building cleaner, healthier and safer communities.” 

The Trust thanked The No. 1 Shoe Shop and Winners Circle Sports in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Department of Sports who took part in Earth Day activities on Saturday, 27 April with its second annual Healthy Body Healthy Mind 5K Walk Run. Part proceeds were donated to the National Trust. 

Participants were encouraged to purchase a National Trust special edition T-shirt for a small donation, which aided in supporting environmental sustainability. 

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