Students observe World Environment Day

The students get ready to observe World Environment Day
The students get ready to observe World Environment Day

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.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

2 Comments

  1. Inquiring Minds
    June 6, 2013

    As we celebrate WED…let us ask ourselves, our policy makers and our authorities with the mandate to uphold the laws as it relates to the environment wat are they and we doing to ensure that our grand children and their children children will experience our lush valleys and mountains, our clear running waters, our birds, fish, etc.

    Let us not do things for expediency sake – like give ppl permission to build in rivers – check Castle Comfort River; allow persons to cut down our trees, to carve our mountains to build houses with no regard for the consequences – have u seen the mountains above Loubiere lately…why would a government authority give permission to scar the mountain for a sub-division that’s just an eye sore and a potential environmental hazard?

    Where is the waste water and the sewage going to go, where is the run off from rain going to go, was that given any consideration. the mountain is already sliding from the duress, a slide has already come down, the road is made straight down the gully between the two mountains, is this safe?
    Hello think of the people who live in lower Loubiere, with the Hurricane season upon us is it s good things to have this kind of activity up there on the mountain?

  2. Anonymous
    June 5, 2013

    Mr. Bonnaire forget his audience man…mitigate?

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available