“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respect Mother Earth!” was the theme for the third annual Earth Day Celebrations hosted by The One Eleuthera Foundation on Saturday April 26th, 2014. This was in keeping with the Earth Day Network theme of “Green Cities” throughout the world and National Coastal Awareness Month, drawing attention to a more sustainable environment.
The event also marked the launch of the Recycling Depot at SEEP (South Eleuthera Emergency Partners) Tarpum Bay. Persons were encouraged to bring their cans, glass and plastic bottles and yard debris to the site for recycling.
Local artisans were available to showcase their creativity through recycled art & craft. Our dependence on plastic was demonstrated by The Bahamas Plastics Movement and Space to Create, as they performed a short skit on the effects of “plastic” on our environment. Other participants at the event were The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve with a wood mulching demonstration, The Cape Eleuthera Island School with compost and The Royal Bahamas Police Force.