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Record turnout for Chamber of Commerce Earth Day Clean-Up

| 28/04/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Volunteers pick up garbage for Earth Day Clean-up 2015

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce hosted its 18th annual Earth Day Islandwide Clean-up with well over 1,400 volunteers on Saturday 18 April. Starting at sunrise until 10:00 am, official said hundreds of people representing schools, businesses, church groups and other community organisations, worked throughout the day to cleanup Cayman’s roadsides and beaches.

Volunteers showed their pride by wearing Earth Day t-shirts sponsored by Deutsche Bank, Caps provided by BritCay and water bottles sponsored by Davenport Development. During the cleanup volunteers used clear bags for recyclable items provided by JUNK Ltd. and garbage bags and gloves supplied by the Department of Environmental Health.

 

“It was a spectacular day,” Wil Pineau CCE, Chamber CEO said. He added, “The community spirit generated by this clean-up event is always extraordinary. The full-spectrum of our population is represented with the common goal of improving our environment and making it a safer and cleaner place to live. Sometimes we forget that this is the beauty of the Cayman Islands that us our greatest asset. If we don’t preserve this and take pride in where we live then we run the risk of losing valuable tourism dollars and investment.”

 

After the cleanup was complete, all of the volunteers were honoured with a free brunch at Tiki Beach courtesy of LIME.

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