Chamber gets ready for Earth Day cleanup

Guy Harvey, left, and the Chamber of Commerce's Wil Pineau display the T-shirt designed by Mr. Harvey for the 2017 Earth Day cleanup.

With Earth Day fast approaching on April 22, the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is making its final preparations ahead of its annual islandwide cleanup.

So far, more than 1,000 people have signed up to join in this year’s cleanup.

The Chamber partnered with Guy Harvey to design an Earth Day cleanup T-shirt, which features a logo designed by Mr. Harvey.

“Earth Day is a vital community event that allows us to work alongside our friends, colleagues and neighbours to preserve the beauty and safety of the Cayman Islands,” said Wil Pineau, Chamber CEO, in a press release. “To have Guy Harvey personally design the T-shirt and support the event is very special, and the Chamber staff, Council and I wholeheartedly thank him.”

The 2017 clean-up is the 21st that the Chamber has held. According to the Chamber, since its inception, volunteers have collected just under 20,000 bags of litter and garbage from roads and beaches.

Earth Day is also closely tied to the Chamber’s Environmental Pledge, according to the organizers. “Launched in 2007, the pledge encourages businesses, schools and community members to preserve and protect our environment, and commit to reducing waste, conserving energy, recycling, and implementing greener ways of living,” the press release stated.

The Chamber is calling on businesses and members of the community to volunteer for the cleanup.

Volunteers will be in with the chance of owning one of the Guy Harvey-designed T-shirts, as well as caps, tote bags and water bottles, while stocks last.

After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to partake in a brunch, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the George Town Yacht Club.

To volunteer, complete an online application at Prospective volunteers can also contact Carolina Watler for further information at [email protected] or 743-9123.

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