On Saturday, July 20, over 30 individuals from various groups converged on the Tapion Beach for their first major one-hour cleanup activity under the theme “Make a Change”.
The cleanup is organized by volunteers of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the assistance of the JICA alumni in Saint Lucia.
The aim is not just to remove garbage from the environment but to help change the mindset of those involved in indiscriminate garbage disposal.
The cleanup is scheduled for the third Saturday of every month in a different location. Volunteers from the Taiwanese technical mission and members of the general public also participated in Saturday’s event.
The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority and the National Conservation Authority is providing assistance through the provision of garbage bags, gloves, and with the disposal of the trash.