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Earth Today | Rotary Club of Kingston supports coastal clean-up

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Earth Today | Rotary Club of Kingston supports coastal clean-up

THE ROTARACT Club of Kingston (RCOK) this past weekend led a troop of environmental enthusiasts in a united effort to remove plastic and debris from the shorelines of the Gunboat and Buccaneer beaches, in recognition of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day 2022

THE ROTARACT Club of Kingston (RCOK) this past weekend led a troop of environmental enthusiasts in a united effort to remove plastic and debris from the shorelines of the Gunboat and Buccaneer beaches, in recognition of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day 2022.

The battalion included members from the parent club, The Rotary Club of Kingston; Kiwanis Young Professionals of Kingston; UWI STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), the Holy Childhood High School; and Opposition Spokesperson on Land, Environment and Climate Change, Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns, along with deputy Lenroy James.

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RCOK’s director and project lead for ICC Day, Brandon Whittaker, commended the willingness of each participant to come together in an effort to secure Jamaica’s safety and ecological health.

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“It was significant since it gave us an opportunity to observe various contaminants that contribute to the harming of our seas and coastline. It was especially essential since, even on a small scale, today we were able to jointly reduce some of that dissonance,” he noted

More than 100 volunteers showed up to lend a hand to the cause, and together collected some 100 bags of garbage, with an additional 50 bags containing plastic bottles only

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