Beach clean-up marks Earth Day

Employees attached to the properties under the Elegant Hotels chain spent their Saturday morning in a beach clean-up exercise which was planned to coincide with Earth Day.

The General Manager of Turtle Beach Resort, Adrian Grant, joined the approximately 227 employees in the beach clean–up which started at Brandon’s Beach in St Michael and concluded at Folkstone Marine Park in St James.

“We are just hoping to bring an awakening to people in Barbados about looking after the environment. We just want to have it front of mind,” Grant told Barbados TODAY.

“We believe as a tourism entity, we need to look after Barbados and we need to look after our environment, it needs to be sustainable for us and for the tourists who come as well.”

Employees from Turtle Beach Resort, Colony Club, Crystal Cove, Tamarind, Waves and The House took part in the exercise.

Every year, more than one billion people across the world mark Earth Day by showing support for environmental protection. (KK)

8 Responses to Beach clean-up marks Earth Day

  1. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen April 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you ,you all did and are doing a good job,next week I hope you are going to my favorite beach Miami in oistins,thanks in advance.

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  2. Alex Alleyne April 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    This is a job for those feller who are sent off to DODDS for petty crimes . Save the Tax Payer some money.

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  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 22, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Good. Next project get rid of the bush and work the land.

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  4. John Everatt April 22, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you so very much for donating your time on Saturday to do this clean up. Hopefully those responsible for the awful pile of litter on the beaches will stop littering.

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  5. Walmark John F April 23, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Barbados’ beaches are the biggest and important asset this island has. I don’t see any political will and leadership to keep them pristine like should always be. When we walk the beach, we always pick something up. More of us visitors and locals need to do same .

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  6. Margaret Thorpe
    Margaret Thorpe April 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    So anymore volunteers?

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  7. Margaret Thorpe
    Margaret Thorpe April 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Will do my part.

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  8. F.A.Rudder April 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

    We would wish that we Barbadians would have an on line conference on Earth Day with our sister Global country of Greenland and participate with an on line chat about each others activities and pertainant issues! Greenland is the best source of info that can be shared on global warming!

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