|Beaches and Sandals beautify Leeward Highway roundabout|
|Thursday, 11 March 2010 22:00|
This week Beaches Resorts Villages and Spa and its philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, celebrated the completion of beautification project on their sponsored roundabout along the Leeward Highway in Providenciales.
The resort and its philanthropic arm adopted the area late last year as a part of its community initiative, as well as their commitment to enhancing the environment in Providenciales.
The Environment Division of the Turks and Caicos Government initiated the National Beautification Program as a means of improving the aesthetic appearance of the Leeward Highway. The resort has actively responded to the government’s call to all corporate executives and has undertaken the landscaping of the entire roundabout as well as its maintenance.
Beaches Resorts took this new initiative as a logical advancement to achieve their mandated obligations as members of the corporate world. Not only is the new roundabout a gift to the Providenciales community, but it is an environmentally friendly project.
“This was indeed an environmentally friendly project,” said Malcolm Campbell, grounds manager and director of the project. “Plants used in our sponsored roundabout were grown at our local resort, with the exception the Christmas Palms, also known as the Adonidias, which were bought locally from Sunshine Nursery.”
“We have even produced our own soil by means of the sewage treatment program, which helps us to turn the solid waste into a usable growing medium,” Campbell said.
“Beaches Resort is excited to have this opportunity to bring this roundabout to life for everyone on the island,” Beaches General Manager Don Dagenais said. “We are no longer selling a resort on an island, we are selling a destination.”
“As members of the corporate world and the community, we know it is important that we play our part in becoming environmental stewards for Turks and Caicos Islands,” Dagenais said.
The new roundabout, commonly called the “Beaches Roundabout” by many residents, is located at the second north junction joining the Bight Road and Leeward Highway. It features plants such as the Mexican Petunias, Fire Cracker, Thryallis, Plumbego and Tacoma.
Beaches Resort currently produces 500 to 1,000 plants every month, depending on the weather. These plants are usually donated to adopted school Enid Capron Primary in Five Cays and others are used to foster community and environmental projects executed under the Sandals Foundation.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 01 April 2010 16:31|
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