The theme for this year "Don't dump it, Bin It". A simple theme, encouraging responsibility.
The BSP annual clean up days, regarded as the biggest initiative of this nature, are part of the bank's Go Green campaign aimed at addressing environmental issues that are of critical concern to its customers, communities and various stakeholders.
BSP Go Green Coordinator Rachael James when presenting school clean up kits to the Boroko Primary School today (19/09/12) said "at BSP we believe we can make a difference by holding ourselves accountable for our own impact on the environment, by embracing sustainable business opportunities, and with the community to foster solutions".
The Boroko Primary School will be among 300 plus schools throughout PNG who have registered to participate this Friday. Likewise hundreds of community groups, organisations and corporate businesses have registered to participate on Saturday. BSP will be providing bio-bags and gloves.
"We all must take ownership and lead by example and by doing so we raise awareness of the need to care for our environment and keeping in clean and healthy," Ms James told the students
"It start's by picking up just one piece of rubbish and disposing it thoughtfully. We must also educate our children, who are the future of this nation, to grow up to become responsible citizens," Ms James said.
This is the third year running, BSP has organised this nationwide event, supported by its extensive network. The campaign is also part of Clean Up the World a global organisation that mobilises thousand of people to clean and care for the environment.
Caption: Children at Boroko Primary school (salvation army) vow to be Go Green ambassadors and clean up their school this Friday, together with thousands of others throughout PNG.