Teams needed to clean up the Cayman Islands

| 29/03/2012

Mourant ED 2011.jpg(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce has issued an ‘APB’ for teams in preparation for this year’s clean-up. The 15th annual Earth Day Roadside Clean-Up will take place on Saturday, 14 April, along roadsides and beaches. With over 1,500 people expected to take part, the Chamber has T-shirts, water bottles and tote bags for the first 1,000 people who sign up. One of a number of green initiatives spearheaded by the Chamber, this year new sponsors are coming on board, Wil Pinneau, the organisation's CEO, said. “This is a great outcome for our Islands and we just hope that our message of keeping Cayman clean and green is getting through to the community as a whole,”  he said.

“We are a tourism destination blessed with a unique natural beauty that we should both respect and cherish. Let’s not limit ourselves to the month of April for these typesof activities, let us keep let us keep our environment at the forefront of our minds all year round," he added.

The Chamber said this year’s T-shirt sponsor is Deutsche Bank; BritCay Insurance has sponsored the Water Bottles; Walkers, Island Heritage and Royal Bank (Cayman) Ltd sponsored the tote bags.

The Department of Environment Health will provide garbage bags and latex gloves and the Recreation, Parks, and Cemeteries Unit’s team of 20 staff and 7 pickup trucks will collect all the trash bags on Monday 16 April. Clean-up crews are also invited to a free brunch at 10am as a ‘thank you’ for the hard work, courtesy of LIME.

The T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags, garbage bags and latex gloves will be distributed to crews the week of 9 April at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Centre in Governors Square.

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

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