Over 740 pounds of garbage was gathered along Marianne Beach in Blanchisseuse last Saturday morning, as volunteers from bmobile teamed up with the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), for the 2017 International Coastal Clean-up (ICC).
Approximately 80 people comprising of staff members, family and friends from these organisations, alongside hundreds of other local enthusiasts (at different locations) and millions throughout the globe, helped promote ocean conservation on this day.
Vice president of marketing at TSTT, Camille Campbell, commended those who came out in their numbers to assist in the ICC activity.
Brand ambassador, Dwayne Bravo, was on hand to support the beach clean-up following his hectic but victorious Trinbago Knight Riders Caribbean Premier League T20 campaign.
“Both locals and tourists come to this beach and it’s good to see that bmobile has taken the lead when it comes to the upliftment of the country. For me personally, I saw it fit to come and support these volunteers, who took time out to help make this country a cleaner place, for all of us to enjoy. I’m also happy to see many kids out here today assisting in this effort to preserve our environment,” he stated.
The ICC initiative, held annually on the third Saturday in September, was coordinated on a worldwide scale by Ocean Conservancy Office of Pollution Prevention and Monitoring, and presented—in its 13th year locally—through the Caribbean Network for Integrated Rural Development (CNIRD).