FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 November 2005
Contact: Samantha Whittaker
line: (345) 244- 1766 Tel:
(345) 949-5936, 946-0664
Government Website: www.gov.ky
DEH Joins John Gray Recyclers at Book Fair
In support of National Education Week, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) took part in the National
Book Fair that was held on 26 November. The department’s presence was aimed at educating schools, families and children
about environmental health issues.
the Mary Miller Hall venue, DEH representatives were joined by their recycling mascot Iggy the Iguana and also by the John
Gray High School Recyclers. Together the group formed a dynamic information source that appealed to all ages. Little ones
rushed to take pictures with Iggy and receive Don’t Trash It - Recycle It rulers and t-shirts; older children queried
the recyclers to find out how they could help to protect the environment, while adults talked with DEH representatives about
various health issues, ranging from rat prevention in communities to infectious airborne diseases in homes.
of age, those who visited the booth were pleasantly surprised by the numerous services and advice programmes that the DEH
provides. These include waste management, rodent control, proper sanitation procedures, mould prevention and ways to ensure
safe drinking water, all offered by DEH to protect the wellbeing of the community. Visitors left the booth feeling safer in
the knowledge that the department is constantly on the alert in these areas.
The fair also proved successful for the recyclers who distributed recycling trees
to other schools to enable them to get involved in the six-pack recycling campaign. For the past few months the John Gray
Recyclers have been actively collecting six-pack holders and passing them to Bodden Beverages, who reuse the rings to convert
12-pack cases of sodas into six-packs, rather than bringing in more from the US.
DEH is committed to helping secure healthy practices facilities and also to assist the student recyclers in their efforts
to help the environment.
more information on DEH services, persons can contact the department at 949-6696, or for information regarding John Gray students’
recycling efforts. contact the recyclers at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Photo Caption: DEH Representatives Sydney Moore and Derrick Williams inform the public at the Book Fair alongside Iggy
the Iguana and John Gray High School Recyclers.