This Friday the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel celebrates World Oceans Day by undertaking its second beach clean of the season, along with announcing the latest exciting plans for activity as Champion of the Island’s Marine Environment.
Taking responsibility for the environment and the local community plays an important role in the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel’s operations and as Jersey’s only ‘Eco-Active Marine’ Champion, the hotel has committed to a bespoke programme of environmental activities. The coming months will see the introduction of a number of new initiatives such as skimming Elizabeth Marina and introducing new ‘William Wheelie Bins’. Under the expert guidance of Jersey Marinas the team will use large nets to clean the surface of the marina which plays host to a variety of very special aquatic wildlife.
Plans are also in place for the Radisson Blu to purchase a number of wheelie bins specifically for beach clean activities. The 140 litre bins will contain all the items required for cleaning the shores including bags and bin liners, rubber gloves, pick up sticks and documentation. Housed at the waterfront hotel, they will be available for all groups or individuals wishing to undertake a beach clean, making it a central hub for the Island’s south coast beach clean activities.
At 3pm on Friday 8th June a team of 6 from the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, led by General Manager Thomas Stene, will set off armed with rubber gloves and bin bags to conduct the latest in a series of staff beach cleans. Commenting on the latest clean up Stene said “We are delighted to be able to support World Oceans Day in this way and as dedicated Eco Active Members we will continue keeping Jerseys beaches clean and safe; it’s just one of the practical ways in which we can make a difference to our wonderful local environment, of which we are incredibly proud.”
Along with promoting the importance of Jersey’s marine environment to its guests and the general public, the Radisson Blu team are also instrumental in educating the Island’s school children on the subject and have partnered with a number of local primary and secondary schools to conduct beach cleans and other educational activities. On 3rd May staff from the hotel accompanied a group of 15 Year 11 Biology students from Victoria College, as they worked towards their ‘John Muir Award’ and on 13th July the hotel staff will once again don gloves to take a team of students from Hautlieu School out to clean the bay as the students celebrate the school’s Environment Day.
Olivia Copsey, Environment Department Education and Awareness Officer said “The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel team is incredibly proactive at developing and implementing an ongoing series of interesting activities, all of which have been created to help raise awareness of the environmental issues facing our marine environment.”