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Global climate change is happening at an accel-
erating rate, and the impacts of this are all around.
Ecosystems are slowly being destroyed, sea levels
are rising, drowning entire islands and coastlines,
droughts are rendering advanced agricultural systems
ineffective, and extreme weather is producing increas-
ingly destructive hurricanes.
Earth Day, which is an annual event celebrated by
more than 192 countries on April 22 each year, is a
chance for individuals to support the movement
aimed at earth preservation, and for companies to
exercise their corporate social responsibility. Events
that are held in commemoration of this day demon-
strate to the wider community and the nation that
environmental protection is important and should
be supported by all.
With the foregoing in mind, Toyota Trinidad and
Tobago Ltd, in an effort to draw national attention
to the observance of Earth Day, will engage in several
projects today to demonstrate its commitment to
protecting the environmental. A cycling classic, an
earth walk/run, and tree planting exercise are some
of the Earth day activities which the company has
planned for today.
Toyota is engaged in a collection drive to recycle
5,000 plastic bottles to construct an Earth Day House
which will be lit using solar power. The house is on
display at Toyota s San Fernando Branch, which will
be the centre point of today s activities from 7 am
A cycling classic which begins at 6.45 am at Toyota s
Barataria office will end at the San Fernando branch.
This event will promote the reduction of our society s
carbon footprint, the company said in a news release.
Participation is open to the public and registration
At the San Fernando branch an Earth Walk/Run
begins at 7 am. A tree-planting exercise will also be
done at the branch to sustain earth preservation.
Exhibitors will be on site to educate visitors about
the importance of preserving nature.
Commemorative medals will be given to all par-
ticipants of the cycling and earth walk events and
there will giveaways, Toyota said.
If you are wondering what there is to do
after experiencing John Legend s perform-
ance on World Music Night on Friday at
the Tobago Jazz Festival, Trini Style says
it has a solution.
From midnight, Trini Style will host Plan
B The After Jazz Breakfast Party experience,
a stone s throw away from the event at
Drunken Joe s at Crown Point.
Patrons who are not in possession of an
official Jazz Festival car pass will be ushered
to park at the Store Bay Car Park and the
neighbouring THA-owned car park. And,
after carefully studying the needs of the mar-
ket, Trini Style concluded that it s less hassle
for patrons to leave their cars at the car parks,
avoid the traffic, and access the venue mere
seconds away to immediately begin the "Plan
B" experience, it said in a news release.
The venue, strategically located in the heart
of Crown Point, will be totally transformed
with a poolside ambiance, LED lighting, a
complimentary breakfast and music by a
Patrons will be treated to a red carpet
entrance, two bars and an array of premium
drinks, the news release said.
Trini Style said that "for too long Tobago
has been starved for an alternative to the
normal after-jazz events. Many of you are
wary of the traffic leading out of the car
parks to journey to various destinations across
Tobago. Now you have this great opportunity
to leave your cars parked and feel free to
"Hundreds of people flock to Tobago dur-
ing this period to release stress, enjoy vaca-
tions and savour a true Jazz experience all
in one. An after party is definitely what we
will classify as a Plan B."
Patrons will be accommodated on a first-
come, first-serve basis. For tickets and more
info: 750-6233, 724-5547, 785-1235.
Earth Day events
Plan B after Jazz party
Pannist Ken "Professor" Philmore performs at
the symposium of the National Poverty
Reduction and Eradication Programmes Co-
ordinating Unit of the Ministry of the People
and Social Development, at MovieTowne's
Conference Centre, Invaders Bay, Port-of-Spain,
on Thursday. PHOTO: KEITH MATTHEWS
THE PROFESSOR PLAYS
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