Earth Day Is Nearly Here, Are You Doing Your Part To Keep The TCI Green?

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Turks & Caicos Government Press Release

The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) will be ‘greening’ the Turks and Caicos and invite you to join us in various activities to celebrate Earth Day (22 April), International Day for Biodiversity (22 May), and World Turtle Day (23 May).

Earth Day will kick off the 'KNOW YOUR REGULATIONS’ campaign. The DECR hope to educate the community, at large, about the TCI’s environmental rules and regulations through social media, radio, television, and printed material.

Various school activities will also be held in honour of Greening the TCI, including the annual essay competition, A poster competition, book readings and a poetry contest. Activities will touch on the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival youth program, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, and the imminent single-use plastic bag ban awareness campaign in collaboration with the Turks & Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association (TCHTA) and Carnival Cruises.

If you, your business, or your school, would like more information on how to keep the TCI Beautiful by Nature, and how you can get involved in these activities, please contact the DECR’s Environment Outreach Coordinator, Amy Avenant, at 338-4176 or avenant.amy@gmail.com and keep an eye on the DECR Environment Outreach and Education Facebook page for more details.

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