Kids plant trees on earthday

| 24/04/2009

(CNS): With the younger generation the ones most likely to be impacted by the consequences of the current generation’s failure to address global warming and climate change, children across Grand Cayman were planting tree this week to mark international earth day (22 April) and do their bit to replace the millions of trees destroyed around the world every year. With the help of local communication firm LIME the National Trust delivered trees to schools across the island (Cayman Brac was excluded because of mealy bug precautions still in place.)

 This year’s Earth Day campaign is the “Gereen Generation”  which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day which will be next year in 2010. The fundamental goals include a carbon-free future based on renewable energy which will end the global dependency on fossil fuels, which still seems a long way off for Cayman. The campaign also seeks to emphasize the individual’s commitment to responsible and sustainable consumption and the creation of a new green economy that lifts people out of poverty by creating “green jobs” and transforming education systems worldwide into green ones.

The Cayman Chambers annual Earth Day takes place this Saturday from 7 am when teams across the island will be cleaning up beaches and roadsides.

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Now why did the good folks/government of the CI take this opportunity and get busy and plant mangroves.  South sound looks so bare.  And the fish population has to be dwindling due to the loss of the "nursery" in the mangroves.  And why not plant some fruit trees.  For your endangered parrots and your selves.  Talk about an opportunity to grow your own local food and not support so muchshipping into the islands.  What a golden opportunity lost!!