GreenBox visits Rotary St. Martin Sunset club   | THE DAILY HERALD

GreenBox representatives Sabrina Jno Baptiste, Jennifer Carty and Rotary Sunset Club President Jaida Nisbett.

 PHILIPSBURG–In an effort to promote economic and community development during October, Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset invited guest speakers from GreenBox to its general meeting held on Monday.

GreenBox representative Jennifer Carty gave a presentation on the organisation’s goals and objectives and the ongoing Eco-School recycling programme currently being run at the Catholic schools on the island. GreenBox, in collaboration with Meadowlands BV, has placed individual recycle bins in 80 classrooms across the seven Catholic elementary and secondary schools on the island.

The project is geared towards creating awareness of the importance of recycling in the community, especially given the current situation of the landfill. The students and faculty are encouraged to practice good recycling habits by sorting their recyclables in the classroom which are later transferred to miniature recycle parks on the school grounds.

Meadowlands BV has offered its services free of charge for the weekly collection of the recyclable items from the various schools.

As an incentive, the school that has recycled the most materials will be recognised.

Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset has pledged its support to the GreenBox initiative and has announced plans for a Recycling Drive whereby members of the club and the general public are encouraged to gather and sort through their trash for recyclable items. The club will announce when and where these items can be dropped off and then later presented to the GreenBox and Meadowlands team. All recycled materials will be shipped and disposed of off-island by a company specialising in recycled materials.

Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset thanked the Green Box representatives and encouraged the public to play an active role in developing a more eco-friendly and sustainable nation.

Source: The Daily Herald