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World Environment Day: Green and clean Mauritius at the heart of companies

World Environment Day: Green and clean Mauritius at the heart of companies

In the context of the World Environment Day on June 05, 2014, Mauritius Glass Gallery (MGG) has launched a month-long recycling workshop for students, while the Swan Group Foundation has renewed its support to the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation. (Image: Government of Mauritius)

In the context of the World Environment Day on June 05, 2014, Mauritius Glass Gallery (MGG) in collaboration with NGO ‘Mission Verte’, launched a month-long workshop on June 04, 2014 to create awareness in primary and secondary school student on the importance of recycling.

How and what to recycle? This was the question asked by the MGG of students who have already started to visit the MGG under the aegis of the workshop.

The objective of this workshop is to create awareness among youngsters so that they realize that protecting the environment is everyone`s responsibility, and that each and every responsible gesture counts towards Mauritius blooming into a sustainable island economy.

With the help of the NGO ‘Mission Verte’ which works towards environmental conservation and better waste management since 2007, the MGG wants to demonstrate that young people can lead the quest to build a cleaner Mauritius.

“Compared to last year, we have notice growing interest from primary pupils in recycling,” said MGG director Annette Treebhoobun.

“Generally pupils are very curious and ask many questions on where and how to sort out waste. Moreover, it is interesting to note down that there are some who already sort out their waste at home, but still we must continue to create awareness so that recycling becomes second nature to everyone,” she added.

Primary and secondary schools students have accordingly been invited to visit the MGG free of charge during the month of June to discover not only how glass waste is transformed into a work of art but also how to sort out our waste at home and outside.

Again, within the framework of the World Environment Day, the Swan Group Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to promote sustainable development and environmental protection by renewing its support to the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation.

Louis Rivalland, Group Chief Executive of Swan Group, and Jean- Marc Chevreau, president of the CSR Committee of Swan Group, handed over a check of Rs 200,000 to the fundraising Manager of Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, Jean-Hughes Gardenne, and the Assistant Project Coordinator of Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, Christabelle Duhamel.

“We think that it is essential to be in sync with our environment and to preserve it as best as we can,” said Jean-Marc Chevreau.

The sum will go towards partial financing of the protection and conservation of the endemic bird ‘Pink Pigeon’ in the National Park of Black River, in the village of Bel Ombre, and in the island of Ile aux Aigrettes, a nature reserve.

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