CYEN-SVG holds first in series of beach clean-ups planned for 2014
February 14, 2014

CYEN-SVG holds first in series of beach clean-ups planned for 2014

The Caribbean Youth Environment Network St Vincent and the Grenadines (CYEN-SVG) chapter, is a non-profit body, geared towards empowering young people to take a positive stance to tackle socio-economic and environmental issues, such as poverty alleviation,{{more}} health, climatic changes, and the preservation of natural resources.

For the year 2014, CYEN-SVG would be scheduling a beach clean-up per quarter. The objective of these clean-ups is to remove marine litter and to bring awareness to the fact that St Vincent and the Grenadines’ marine environment is being seriously polluted. The first clean-up was held on Canash Beach in Ratho Mill on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

The beach and the entrance to the site were cleaned. The clean-up began at around 9:20 a.m. and a total of nine garbage bags, one filled oil drum of garbage, a tyre and a coca cola crate were collected and removed from the site. The garbage included, but was not limited to, a lot of plastic cups, spoons and forks, alcohol glass bottles, pampers, styrofoam containers, plastic bags and condom wrappers.

Three groups that visited the site after the clean-up were given a garbage bag each to place their garbage in. CYEN-SVG extends sincere gratitude to the Central Water and Sewerage Authority and to Erin Gilbert and Aaron Richards of the Environmental Club of SVGCC, who contributed and assisted with the clean-up. CYEN-SVG looks forward to future partnerships and extends appreciation to the general public for their continued support.