Banking staff, volunteers clean Apia
It was a sea of green in different parts of Apia town last Saturday as volunteers and staff of Bank South Pacific Limited braved the morning heat to clean up the area.
Volunteers from Samoa Primary School, Peace Chapel Christian School, Leifiifi College, St Marys College and Samoa Touch Rugby joined bank staff last Saturday to take part in BSP’s Annual Go Green Clean Up initiative.
Led by the bank staff, the groups were assigned to different parts of the town area including the Mulinuu Peninsula along the seawall, Government offices, the Court house, Malaefatu Park, Flea Market, Vaisigano Bridge, Matafele and Savalalo.
The bank’s country manager, Taituuga Maryann Lameko-Vaai, said the initiative is to encourage the public to take care of the environment.
“The Go Green message is simple: rethink, reuse and recycle. Through this initiative, we encourage our people to take care of our environment, keep Samoa clean and rethink if there are things that we can reuse or recycle thus reducing waste. In addition, the Go Green for Christmas message hopes to promote the spirit of cleanliness throughout the festive season.
“We want to thank all participants and their families for making time to be part of BSP‘s Go Green campaign and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”
The participation of students from primary and secondary schools is significant as this sends out the message that cleaning is everyone’s responsibility, she added.
BSP’s Go Green campaign aims at creating a culture of environmental responsibility and increasing people’s awareness on ways to reduce waste. It is a nationwide initiative promoted by BSP in the markets that it operates in. BSP champions itself in driving Go Green schemes every year as a commitment to a cleaner and healthier environment.