Students of the St Luke’s Primary and Convent Preparatory School have been urged to always be mindful of keeping their environment clean.
At a tree planting ceremony held on the grounds of the Solomon Quarry in Pointe Mitchel the students were tasked with planting trees to commemorate World Environment Day.
Managing Director of the quarry, Jean-yves Bonnaire, told the students that planting trees is an essential part of maintaining the environment.
“Our task here at the quarry involves us cutting down trees to extract the raw materials from the mountain however in an effort to mitigate the effects that this will have on the environment we have to plant the trees,” Bonnaire said to the students.
He said this is done in an attempt to bring the mountain, from which the raw material was extracted, back to its original form.
Garbage placement areas will also be set up in Pointe Michel as part of the day’s activities.
The tree planting initiative by Solomon Quarry began in 2012 as part of the World Environment Day activities and was continued along the Pointe Michel highway this year.
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th every year to raise global awareness of the fact that positive measures have to be implemented by the general public to safe guard the environment.