Emtel Ltd in collaboration with Belle Verte Ltée and the Students’ Union of the University of Mauritius (UoM) celebrated the Earth Day on the 21st of April 2017.Earth Day is an annual event, with events held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year’s theme is “Environmental & Climate Literacy”.As such Emtel has partnered with the Students’ Union of UoM to promote literacy among the students and build a greener Mauritius.Belle Verte which is a social enterprise in the recycling industry, coordinated the activity under Emtel’s supervision.
Several activities were held on the campus of the University of Mauritius.From the Clean Up Activity, a total of ±155kgs of wastes was collected within 1 hour, out of which ±90kgs were recyclables.An exhibition was done by local NGOs on environmental issues.Through the planting of 27 endemic plants on this occasion, a ‘living’ laboratory was created for research purpose of the students. There was also a distribution of endemic plants to students who participated in the Clean Up.Moreover a set of 3 bins for plastics, aluminium/metal cans and paper/cartons was supplied to the university.
The 2nd half of the day was dedicated to Emtel staff where a Talk on Environment Conservation and Waste Disposal was conducted by Mission Verte (local NGO). 100 endemic plants were distributed to the participants of the Talk.