Cleaning up the coast…for the birds

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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has registered 200 locations for 193 groups around the island for International Coastal Cleanup Day 2022, which will return on Saturday, September 17 to Jamaica. The annual event is hosted and coordinated nationally by JET, with support from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), the Ocean Conservancy, TeamSeas, and Nestle Jamaica Limited.

Volunteers from HEART Trust checking their list at the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup Day at the Go Kart Track in Kingston in September. (My photo)

The flagship event hosted by JET will take place at the Palisadoes Go-Kart Track, on Kingston Harbour, after a two-year break. The theme for this year’s event is Nuh Dutty up Jamaica. This is also the title of JET’s recently relaunched public education and awareness programme, geared at improving knowledge and attitudes with regard to waste and its impact on public health and the environment. Over 1,000 volunteers…

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