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Corporate Hands: WATA sponsors Earth Day celebrations

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 1:07 AM
Students tour the community garden as they learn more about climate change and sustainability during Earth Day celebrations recently
Barrington Taylor, conservation officer at National Environment and Planning Agency, explains the benefits of composting.

Recently, local mega brand WATA partnered with The Source Resource Centre, and Peace Corps volunteers to host Earth Day activities.

Among the activities was the Eco-School Quiz Challenge, won by Savanna-la-Mar Primary. The school received $10,000. In addition to the Eco-School Quiz Challenge, The Source held a Community Garden Competition in which the winning community received $15,000. The runner-up was awarded $5,000.

"I knew that hosting some competitions would really create a lot of buzz and bring people in for Earth Day and that method seemed to work," said Jordan Waldschmidt, a Peace Corp volunteer.

"Thanks to the prize money donated by WATA, their promotional material, and cases of WATA donated to the event, we were able to host a very successful Earth Day, with over 150 visitors passing through The Source." The resource centre is one of five Source community centres in Jamaica.