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Staff and guests at Co­conut Bay Beach Re­sort & Spa will join the world­wide net­work of tens of mil­lions across the globe in com­mem­o­ra­tion of In­ter­na­tional Earth Day this year un­der the theme: En­vi­ron­men­tal and Cli­mate Lit­er­acy. The com­mem­o­ra­tion will take place to­day, Satur­day, April 22 (Earth Day) and will kick off at 7 am with an early morn­ing walk to the Moule-a-Chique Light­house and back fol­lowed by a tree

plant­ing ex­er­cise along the Cas­tries-Vieux Fort High­way, near the en­trance to Co­conut Bay.

Later that day, at sunset, there will be the sym­bolic plant­ing of a sea grape tree by chil­dren of guests, along the south­ern coast­line of the prop­erty. The tree plant­ing ex­er­cises form part of the Earth Day Net­work “Trees for the Earth Campaign” which seeks to plant 7.8 bil­lion trees world­wide by 2020, one for every per­son pro­jected to be on Earth.

The com­mem­o­ra­tion of Earth Day con­tin­ues a grow­ing fo­cus on en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity at the re­sort. This is ex­em­pli­fied through a num­ber of ini­tia­tives in­clud­ing rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing and use, sea tur­tle mon­i­tor­ing, recycling, and re-use of sar­gas­sun sea­weed, among oth­ers.

Co­conut Bay will con­tinue the process of tree plant­ing in sup­port of com­pany pol­icy and the Earth Day Net­work “Trees for the Earth Campaign.”

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