The Halo Foundation’s Generation Y (youth team) commenced the first in a number of clean-up efforts in public areas on Saturday, October 3rd. The Crabbs Highway was the initial site which was given attention, and for several hours a group of young, committed volunteers cleared the locality of strewn debris. President of Halo Generation Y, Brent Scotland commented, “We selected this area because it is not often considered for clean up, and it is also heavily cluttered with garbage. The natural tendency is for groups to gravitate towards beaches and high profile public venues and routes. The entire country should have a chance to be labelled “a little bit of paradise”, pristine and free from carelessly discarded waste.”
PRO of the Halo Foundation, Cuthbert Forbes Jr., expressed appreciation for the assistance and co-operation of the Chief Health Inspector and National Solid Waste Management Authority, who made the exercise a successful one. “We also appreciate the donation of Paradiso Water, who drove past and decided to provide complimentary bottles of water on the spot.”
President and Founder of the Halo Foundation, Her Excellency Lady Sandra Williams said, “It’s good to see young people not only talking or tweeting about environmental issues but turning out at 5:30 am to give service to their country and spruce up the surroundings. We applaud the various volunteer groups that are consistently involved in clean up efforts. In general, however, we need to become more conscious of the state of our environment and ensure that we do not engage in the act of littering”.
Also present were Chief Operations Officer of Generation Y, Michael Joseph as well as other group members and friends. The next clean up exercise will take place in two weeks, in a location to be determined.