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Keeping Barbados Beautiful: Get Involved in the 2019 Clean Up Campaign

by Karen Rollins Sep 9, 2019

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Efforts to clean up our island and raise awareness about the need to take care of the environment will be the focus on 21 September, when the Future Centre Trust’s (FCT) Clean Up Barbados 2019 campaign takes place.

The non-governmental organisation (NGO) is calling on hundreds of Barbadians to “put on gloves, grab a bag, and wear a hat” as various public places, including beaches and parks, are targeted for the clean-up.

According to the FCT’s website: “Clean Up Barbados is an initiative born out of a global following taking place on the third weekend of September every year for the past 17 years, namely Clean Up the World.

“The aim of the event is to quite obviously help clean up as well to help raise the profile of illegal dumping, littering and its impacts to physical and mental health and highlight opportunities for recycling.”

Meanwhile, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) in Barbados, has already started a series of national coastal clean-up events. The first one was held on 7 September in St Lucy and St Peter.

The next three coastal clean ups will be held on the following dates:

15 September – St Joseph, St Andrew, St John and St Philip

21 September – Christ Church and St Michael

22 September – St Michael and St James

If we take responsibility for our actions, we can all keep Barbados beautiful, and take care of the planet for future generations.

If you’d like to take part in Clean Up Barbados 2019, visit the Future Centre Trust’s website to register your interest.

You can also visit the CYEN Barbados Facebook page for more details on how you can get involved in the coastal clean ups.