Activities Planned For Earth Day

Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter | 1 Opinions
Published: April 18, 2017 1:17 pm AST
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The British Virgin Island is gearing up to observe this year’s Earth Day, with a number of activities and events to promote and educate persons of a greener economy.

The day, which will be internationally observed on April 22, 2017, is being held under the theme, ‘Environmental and Climate Literacy’.

In celebration of the day, Bounce VI will be organizing a fun beach day at Cane Garden Bay, on Tortola.

The event, which is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 pm with registration for a Lion Fish Hunt, will also feature other activities, such as underwater and beach clean ups, a green paddle board parade, talks, a fire show and live music.

On Virgin Gorda, persons will see the launch of an initiative dubbed, ‘We Recycle’, which is powered by Green VI.

The initiative is an educational and public relation campaign that will see teams from Bregado Flax, Rotaract, Teens for the Ocean and the BugOut Vector Control, going from door to door to speak with residents in The Valley, Virgin Gorda.

One hundred homes are expected to be visited, where a survey will be conducted and an update of Virgin Gorda’s clean-up efforts on mosquito breeding sites will be presented, as well as information on what can be recycled and where the closest recycling points are.

To find out more about these events, please visit www.greenvi.org.

Earth Day 2017 will see organisations around the world signing up to a ‘billion acts of green’ and demonstrating what they are doing to make a difference in the place they live.

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