Highway 2000 East-West Beach Clean-up 2018

 

For over three decades, the Ocean Conservancy in the USA has been coordinating volunteers across the globe to collect millions of pounds of trash in over 100 countries, this initiative resulted in the annual International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC). On Saturday, September 15, 2018, the recognized 2018 International Coastal Clean-up Day, our volunteers lend their time and labour to do a beach clean-up operation at the Jackson Bay Beach in Clarendon.

Most of the volunteers were staff members along with teams from the Institute of Jamaica, members of the Portland Cottage Citizens Association, students and teachers of the Independence City and Free Town Primary Schools.

We are grateful for the support and wish to thank all who were able to come and assist with our Beach-Clean Up. We appreciate your volunteerism and look forward to your continued support for our corporate social initiatives.

We were able, within 3 hours to make a remarkable difference to the beach, our efforts removed much unwanted garbage, which consists of plastic bottles, foam plates and cups, glass bottles and other garbage that continue to plague our coastlines. The final nationwide tally, inclusive of our efforts, will be reported by the middle of next year by the Jamaica Environmental Trust, (JET), who are the national coordinators of ICC activities in Jamaica.

Please visit the JET website to be updated on their projects and campaigns that are geared towards the conservation and protection of Jamaica land we love. (http://www.jamentrust.org/)

 

See you next year, but until then, “Nuh Dutty up Jamaica!

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