UNC held its first Beach Clean-Up programme in Trinidad and Tobago

During a time when climate and environmental literacy is immensely relevant, it is important to note that conservation and restoration of our ecosystems, waterways and biodiversity require a decisive and collective effort.

UNC held its first Beach Clean-Up programme in Trinidad and Tobago
UNC held its first Beach Clean-Up programme in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago: In Honour of Earth Day 2022, which was observed on Friday 22nd April, The Caroni Central Constituency Office, led by MP Arnold Ram, held its first Beach Clean-Up over the weekend.

It is commenced under the theme for Earth Day 2022- INVEST IN OUR PLANET. 

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During a time when climate and environmental literacy is immensely relevant, it is important to note that conservation and restoration of our ecosystems, waterways and biodiversity require a decisive and collective effort.

This is especially so because the severity of the environmental disasters occurring on Mother Earth is heavily dictated by anthropogenic (human-caused) activities. Industrial pollution, plastic pollution, soil erosion, planned land degradation, and a haphazard approach to urbanization all contribute to environmental issues.

He noted, “A fact to be mindful of is that environmental protection actually aids in risk reduction, as it relates to natural disasters occurring within our territory. Our planet is simply amazing, but it needs our unified approach to help it thrive.”

Arnold Ram said that in light of Earth Day 2022, MP Ram and The Staff of the Caroni Central Constituency Office strongly affirm our advocacy for the protection, conservation and restoration of our natural environment, and they encourage others to do the same and lead by example. 

While appreciating the United National Congress, one of the residents named Claudia Sharma stated, “I wouldn’t say I like the fact that:1. People would leave their filthy waste for others to clean up, and 2. The Authorities responsible for cleaning the beaches are not doing their jobs.”