Chamber prepares for Earth Day cleanup

Representatives of the sponsors of the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Earth Day Roadside Cleanup.

Last year, more than 2,000 people donned gloves and picked up trash bags to take part in the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Earth Day Cleanup. This year, the Chamber is hoping to beat that record.

The annual roadside and beach cleanup takes place on Saturday, April 21. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by a complimentary breakfast for volunteers at George Town Yacht Club.

According to the Chamber, more than 30 of its member companies have signed up as partners in this year’s cleanup.

“It’s great to see so many businesses within the community committing themselves to protecting our environment and keeping our beaches, roads and parks clean and safe for everyone,” Chamber CEO Wil Pineau said in a press release.

He said the annual cleanup, which the Chamber has organized for more than 20 years, raises awareness of recycling, reducing and reusing in the community.

Volunteers will be presented with limited-edition Earth Day T-shirts designed by Guy Harvey, who has once again designed the cleanup logo. The T-shirts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers will also be presented with reusable bags and caps as a token of appreciation for taking part, and will be provided with all of the necessary cleanup supplies.

These supplies are provided by Junk and the Department of Environmental Health. The DEH will collect the bags of trash following the cleanup.

To volunteer for the 2018 Earth Day Clean-up, register a team online today at www.caymanchamber.ky/earthday.