Reuse, recycle and respect. This was the motto for the annual Bank of South Pacific (B.S.P.) Go Green Clean-Up day yesterday.
Primary schools and members of the Rugby Academy helped by picking up rubbish from Apia’s streets.
The day is part of the Clean-up Mosbi Campaign, which is an initiative of the Sustainable Coastlines PNG in partnership with the National Capital District Commission (N.C.D.C.) from October 17th to November 13th 2016. Burton Betham, the B.S.P. Relationship Manager spoke to the Samoa Observer and reported that the cleaning is done all over the Pacific Islands.
In Apia, seven teams took part.
They were made up of six primary schools from villages near the town and 18 members of the rugby team. Joined by their teachers, the children walked all around the capital with trash bags picking up rubbish off the streets.
Everybody wore a green shirt paired with a green baseball cap and a smile on their face, while cleaning up parks and streets of Apia. The children were happy to support B.S.P.‘s programme and improve the coast leading to a cleaner and healthier environment for Samoa’s inhabitants and spreading the message of taking on responsibility concerning pollution and climate change.
B.S.P. has organized the annual clean-up for the second year in a row and Burton Betham only has positive things to say about the initiative.
“Last year was good, but this year is even better.“
Apart from the Clean-Up day, B.S.P. is also engaged in other Go Green activities including supporting and promoting Earth Hour and Earth Day and taking part in the Port Moresby Nature Park to mark World Environment Day.