PRESS RELEASE: International Earth Day will be celebrated globally on April 22 and in keeping with this year’s theme, ‘Protect Our Species’, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) under its Seeds of Love Initiative, will be hosting several activities that promote community awareness.
Special emphasis will be placed on preserving and protecting the environment while promoting sustainable tourism.
The BVI Tourist Board’s Seeds of Love initiative was launched in 2017 to mitigate the loss of vegetation resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The project led to presentations, and planting events at schools, beaches and National Parks around the BVI, leaving many inspired to plant and nurture the environment. Mrs Sharon Flax Brutus, Director of Tourism said, “We are happy to celebrate Earth Day while encouraging the preservation of our environment. This ensures not only sustainable tourism but secures the future for generations to come”.
You too can participate in the activities by attending the planned events throughout the territory as detailed on our website: https://www.seedsoflovebvi.org/.
The Director also expressed her thanks and appreciation to the following organizations for their contributions in making the Earth Day events possible:
- BVI Horse Owners’ Association
- Department of Agriculture Foxy’s Taboo
- Green and Clean VI and Green Sprouts
- Green VI
- Greencrete VI
- Groundworks BVI
- Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities
- Town and Country Planning
- The Anegada District Office
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