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Iggy Supports Recycling at School Fair

Iggy at the John Gray High School Club Fair
Iggy at the John Gray High School Club Fair - 2005
September 2005 - Click picture for press release

Iggy Lends his Support to Student Recyclers at John Gray High School 

Enthusiastic members of the environmental youth group, John Gray Recyclers, were joined by a special guest at the recent John High School Club Fair. Iggy the Iguana, the Department of Environmental Health’s recycling mascot, visited the school to help the Recyclers promote recycling and recruit new members.

 

Iggy stood by the Recycler’s table, welcoming new students to the Club and showing curious students a basket full of plastic six-pack holders the Club has collected as part of their recycling drive.

 

The DEH Chief Environmental Health Officer, Roydell Carter has given the Club his full support for encouraging recycling in the Cayman Islands. The Department has assisted the Recyclers in several projects such as at the Barkers National Park where they worked alongside youngsters to collect over 15 cubic yards of solid waste in less than two hours. At the request of the Recyclers the DEH has also placed new signs in the Barkers area to stop dumping.

 

DEH also sponsored the John Gray Recyclers’ Seacology Naikorokoro, Fiji Project. In 2004, Club members donated funds to Seacology, an environmental foundation based in the USA, for the construction of a new kindergarten and dispensary for Naikorokoro Village, in exchange for the creation of a 10,800-acre marine reserve. Club members visited the village last year and saw the benefits of their fundraising efforts.

 

“We have also reinstated our plastic six-pack holder collection programme and are recycling the holders through Bodden Beverages as a means of protecting our turtles and fragile marine life“. Co-ordinator of the John Gray Recyclers Mrs. Christine Whitehead said. More information about the six-pack holder recycling and the John Gray Recyclers’ Seacology projects can be found at www.johngrayrecyclers.org and Mrs Whitehead can be contacted at johngrayrecyclers@hotmail.com or at the John Gray High School.

 

The DEH reminds schools that they are available to give help and support to develop recycling programmes and can be contacted at 949-6696.

(GIS)

 

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