- Sandals act of greenness on Earth Day
In observance of World Earth Day, representatives from the three Sandals Resorts in Montego Bay distributed reusable water bottles at the Corinaldi Avenue Primary School on Monday, April 23, 2018.
The environmentally charged venture was in an effort to reduce the use of disposable plastic bottles among school children. Present were staff from Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Inn.
“We’re glad to be at Corinaldi Avenue today and we’re happy that they facilitated us. As usual, we want to raise awareness so they in turn can spread the message to their friends and families on how to end plastic pollution,” stated Haniff Richards, Environmental Health & Safety Manager for Sandals Montego Bay.
The team from Sandals, Earth Guardians, as they referred to themselves, delivered a brief but informative lecture on the dangers that plastics pose to our environment.
The lecture included fun and captivating question and answer sessions in which the children were awarded with environmentally friendly, durable, reusable totes to lessen their use of plastic bags. The Earth Guardians also informed the students on creative, do-it-yourself ways to reuse plastic containers.
Sharing their thoughts on what they learnt from the presentation, one student recalled, “When we pollute the land with plastics it can go out into the sea and cause the destruction of marine life”. Another stated, “It is better to use the reusable bottles and bags rather than the one-time use of plastic bottles and lada bags that pollute the environment”.
But Corinaldi Avenue Primary will not be the only schools to benefit from this venture as Richards mentioned that, “Across the Caribbean we are giving away over 500,000 reusable water bottles to primary schools in the region. We are happy to be a part of Sandals Foundation and the Environmental Club in general.”
World Earth Day was celebrated on Sunday, April 22.
Phillip Green photos