The Halo Foundation’s Generation Y, a youth team, commenced the first in a series of clean up activities involving public areas last Saturday. The Crabbs Highway was the initial site to be given attention where, for several hours, a group of young, committed volunteers
cleared the area of debris. President of Halo Generation Y, Brent Scotland commented, “We selected this area because it is not often considered for cleanup 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 labeled “a little bit of paradise”, pristine and free from carelessly discarded waste.”
Public Relations Officer of the Halo Foundation, Cuthbert Forbes Jr., expressed appreciation for the cooperation of the Chief Health Inspector and National Solid Waste Management Authority, whose assistance ensured the success of the exercise.
“We also appreciate the donation of Paradiso Water, [whose representatives] drove past and decided to provide complimentary bottles of water on the spot.” President and Founder of the Halo Foundation, Lady Sandra Williams said, “It’s good to see young people not only talking or tweeting about environmental issues, but turning out at 5:30am 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.”