Hundreds of people joined Bank South Pacific’s 2014 GO GREEN Annual Clean-up day last Saturday, to clean up various schools and parts of the streets.
The clean-up started after BSP’s Country Manager David Anderson launched the event at St Nicholas Secondary School in Honiara.
St Nicholas is one of the participating schools.
Staff from the Honiara City Council, SIBC, Solomon Star Limited, Island Sun, [email protected], Pathfinder Club, Bahai Youth, 13 registered Schools in Honiara, 4 community schools adopted by BSP’s provincial branches at Auki, Gizo, Munda and Noro and selected sportsmen and sportswomen joined in the event.
BSP expects thousands of school students, youth groups and its staff and their families across the Solomons to participate in the annual event.
The clean up continues today for Sabbath keepers who were unable to join yesterday.
Up to 200 odd students and staff of St Nicholas Secondary School witnessed the launch at 8am whilst 15 other participating schools in the country were also expected to be cleaning up simultaneously, marking this great annual event.
“It is important that children and adults are reminded to be responsible and to keep our streets, beaches, parks, and public areas clean. BSP’s Go Green Message for 2014 is ‘Our Green City’,” Anderson said.
All BSP staff nationwide joined the schools for the clean-up.
BSP supported the school students with merchandise and garbage bags and gloves. The students then cleaned up around their school areas.
BSP said it encourages communities to support the school students and lend a helping hand.
“The reward for everyone will be a cleaner community and students will learn to be more responsible in caring for the environment.
“BSP staff are using the opportunity to stress the message of Go Green: Solomon Islanders to be more responsible when they dispose litter, so the environment is kept in a clean, green and healthy state,” a statement from the bank said.
This is the 3rd year BSP has led a nationwide clean-up.
The bank said it has an on-going Go Green calendar, which includes supporting schools and community groups in clean-up activities and also hosting a World Environment Day Expo.