STAFF and guests at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa will join the rest of the globe in commemoration of International Earth Day today under the theme “Environmental and Climate Literacy”.
The commemoration kicks off today at 7:00 a.m. 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 today, 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 exercise forms 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 to be a growing focus on environmental sustainability at the resort. This is exemplified through a number of initiatives such as 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.