JPS puts vol­un­teers to work in Hell­shire

Jamaica Gleaner - - FEATURE -

THE JPS Foun­da­tion’s vol­un­teers on lo­ca­tion to serve (VOLTS) – un­der their Clean and Green Ini­tia­tive – re­cently joined in Ja­maica’s In­ter­na­tional Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day ac­tiv­i­ties, help­ing to rid Hell­shire Bay in St Cather­ine of solid waste.

“Our vol­un­teers were an­tic­i­pat­ing this an­nual event all year round; it has be­come a cal­en­dar event for ev­ery VOLTS mem­ber,” noted Jacinth Mor­gan Col­lie, man­ager of the foun­da­tion.

“Our JPS fam­ily has been par­tic­i­pat­ing in ICC for 15 con­sec­u­tive years and this year, part­nered with the Na­tional En­vi­ron­ment Plan­ning Agency (NEPA) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with our En­vi­ron­ment and Safety Unit,” she added.

“JPS is com­mit­ted to play­ing its part in the preser­va­tion and pro­tec­tion of our is­land’s en­vi­ron­ment and con­tinue to find ways to get ev­ery staff mem­ber in­volved,” Jacinth Mor­gan Col­lie said fur­ther.

Vol­un­teers from a wide va­ri­ety of groups and en­ti­ties poured into Hell­shire Bay on Septem­ber 17 to aid in the en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­forts of vol­un­teers an­nu­ally.

The pride and joy the VOLTS felt while par­tic­i­pat­ing in the clean-up was ev­i­dent in the ef­fort put into the col­lec­tion, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and log­ging of each un­wanted item.

“JPS con­tin­ues to use and im­ple­ment en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly mea­sures through­out its op­er­a­tions and is ex­pand­ing these en­vi­ron­men­tal mea­sures, not only to its op­er­a­tions but (also) to the wider Ja­maica,” said the JPS in a re­lease to the me­dia.

“The ICC Day is one that the JPS has been sup­port­ing for years and will con­tinue to sup­port for years to come,” the en­tity added.

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