Georgetown, Grand Cayman – Cory Martinson, a senior analyst for the Information Commissioner’s Office announces plans to start an environmental organization.
Martinson wants to develop an environmental organization that will educate children and adults on taking care of the environment. He hopes it will help teach people to stop littering and to start up more efforts to clean up the earth.
“Whenever I go hiking or camping, I always find trash and litter left behind from others. I started cleaning up after them because I realized that cleaning up helps with the bigger picture, no matter how small of an effort it is,” Martinson said. He also mentioned how saddening it was to see litter in natural areas that need preserving so that plants and animals can flourish in the environment. With an environmental organization, Martinson hopes he can join the ranks of other organizations that are making an effort to clean up the earth.
Some rough ideas for the environmental organizations are: to visit schools, businesses, and community centers to educate people on the dangers of littering and the importance of picking up trash. Other ideas include clean-up crews to clean up beaches, forests, and neighborhoods as well as a rewards system for areas kept consistently clean.
The plans for the environmental organization are in the beginning stages. Martinson wants to create a committee that will put together a cohesive plan for the organization. He wants the organization to start in Grand Cayman and British Columbia and eventually reach out to other cities and countries.