Wed | Dec 13, 2017

JET eyes bigger beach clean-up

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM
'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica' ambassador, sprinter Elaine Thompson, is scheduled to participate in International Coastal Clean-up Day Jamaica 2017.

Registration is now open for the Jamaica Environment Trust's (JET's) 24th annual beach clean-up on the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston, marking International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC) 2017.

Last year's local ICC efforts resulted in Jamaica ranking 11th among the 112 participating countries. This year, the JET hopes to attract enough volunteers to the event for Jamaica to be placed in the global top ten for its 2017 ICC effort.

The JET will host two sites on the Palisadoes Strip for its 2017 flagship ICC event - one will be at Fort Rocky and the other at the stone revetment, commonly called 'End of Stones'.

New 'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica' ambassador, celebrated Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson, is also scheduled to participate in activities on the Palisadoes as a patron of ICC Jamaica 2017. The theme for ICC Jamaica 2017 is 'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica', and JET will continue to use the event to raise awareness around solid-waste management issues and marine pollution in Jamaica.

JET continues to partner with public and private organisations to ensure ICC is a success.

The ICC is the largest one-day volunteer event worldwide. Championed by Ocean Conservancy, ICC involves volunteers from over 100 countries picking up garbage and recording data on what they collect from coastlines every year.