Go Green in Aid of Local Environmental Projects on Friday 21st June 2002!

On Friday June 21st The Gerard Le Claire Environmental Trust is launching Green Day to raise funds for local environmental projects.

Jersey companies and schools are being asked to encourage their employees and pupils to "GO GREEN";. This can be done in a number of ways, including running a dress down day or asking people to wear an item of green clothing in return for making a donation to the Gerard Le Claire Environmental Trust.

This fundraising day is being supported by Jersey Telecom and Deutsche Bank Offshore.

Andy Holmes, of Jersey Telecom's Environment group commented: "We have arranged a "Green Day" internally for a number of years now and we are delighted to be involved in this Island-wide awareness campaign."

Deutsche Bank Offshore worked with the GLeC Environmental Trust too in connection with the Funky Junk project in local primary schools. "We are fully committed to the promotion of environmental initiatives and are very pleased to lend our support to the Green Day to deliver a message to the wider community", said DBO chief executive, Peter Pichler.

At present the Trust is involved in applications for planting trees at a number of locations, installing bat boxes across the island, running innovative environmental awareness-raising projects in schools, making a film of the internationally recognised conservation area of the south-east coast, to name but a few.

"All of our Trustees give their time voluntarily and every penny of the money raised will go towards local environmental projects, said Sarah le Claire, chairperson of the Trust. "We hope that many people will even be encouraged to cycle or take the bus to work on that Friday!"


Notes to editors:

The Gerard Le Claire Environmental Trust was launched in October 2001, following the untimely death of the Jersey's Environmental Director in January 2001. The aim of the Trust is to enable people to advance a range of policies and practices that sustain the environmental riches of the Island of Jersey and our planet for the benefit of this and future generations. Anyone wishing to donate to the Trust can write to PO Box 660, Jersey JE4 5ZP.

The next Earth Summit focusing on Sustainable Development takes place in Johannesburg in August 2002.

2002 is the 30th anniversary of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.

2002 is also the 30th anniversary of Deutsche Bank Offshore in the Channel Islands.

Deutsche Bank Offshore is the offshore arm of the Deutsche Bank Group. Further information on the offshore group can be found at www.dboffshore.com.

For further information please contact: Sarah Le Claire, Tel: 07797 713965 or email: mail@gerardleclairetrust.org.je

Press Release 2002 Green Day

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