ROTARY CLUB SAN FERNANDO SOUTH LAUNCHES SECONDARY SCHOOL RECYCLING PROJECT, 2012
The Rotary Club of San Fernando South in partnership with fellow stakeholders The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) and Recycle in Motion (RIM) officially launched their "South Secondary School Recycling Project "on Tuesday 24th April, 2012 at the San Fernando Central Secondary School, Todd Street, San Fernando.
Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration, The Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan gave the feature address calling on the students to "Go GREEN!Saying they were the future leaders of Our Country" and that it is expected that they will be responsible for making a change.
SWMCOL has been educating Schools and Companies across Trinidad and Tobago for the last two years on their special invitation to encourage proper waste management and how to start up a recycling initiative within schools and corporations and so we are thrilled to support this beneficial project for the betterment of the citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
SWMCOL with the Guidance of the Rotary Club San Fernando developed the Recycling Posters for each School, Brochures about Recycling and how to start up your very own School Environment Club.
The Official Launch of the Project: Student from San Fernando Central Secondary School (Mod Sec), Nagen Annamunthodo Project Coordinator, Public Administration Minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, Mr. Trevor Williams Director RIM and Mrs. Alison Awai Communications Specialist SWMCOL
SWMCOL's Communications Specialist, Alison Awai remarked "We would like to encourage the youth of today to take interest in their Environment at School and at Home. We also encourage their fellow students to recycle as well. Send a positive message that recycling is better for the School community, the Country, the World".
The project began on Monday 23rd April, 2012 all 6 six schools started placing recyclable rubbish into the bins donated – Paper, Plastic and Aluminum. Each week they weighed the bags and recorded it onto sheets given to them by SWMCOL Public Education Administrator, Gisele Telfer who in turn will use that information and include it in her final reports per school at the end of the Pilot Project.
Each School has been excitedly working on this project and sending in fantastic photos on their progress each week. I want to personally take this opportunity to thank each school and its students for taking part and trying to change the mindset of their colleagues even in difficult and trying times. Keep up the Hard Work!!!!