courtesy of: Aruba-Daily News
Earth Day is a globally recognized day to raise awareness around environmental sustainability. The first Earth Day was organized in the US in 1970, than became global in 1990, as the need for environmental awareness around the world continued to grow. Earth Day is now an occasion to energize ourselves to be part of the solution on the path towards environmental sustainability.
The Hyatt Regency Aruba is organizing this “Hyatt Thrive” event in cooperation with Fundacion Gabriel Flores. This foundation is known for creating various environmental awareness and cultural school projects. They will also use the funds raised with this walk for such projects.“Hyatt Thrive” is Hyatt’s global effort to help make the communities in which they operate places that their associates are proud to work, their guests want to visit, their neighbors want to live and hotel owners want to invest. Hyatt Thrive focuses on four areas that they believe are essential to a thriving community; Environmental Sustainability – Hyatt Earth, Education & Personal Advancement, Economic Development & Investment and Health & Wellness. In regards to Environmental Sustainability they are taking focused, aggressive steps to reduce resource consumption, waste and emissions at their hotels – and protecting the natural environment in our local communities. Environmental sustainability is a journey and not a short-term
endeavor. Achieving measurable results requires a conscious effort and a healthy mix of focus, innovation, commitment and optimism, by all parties involved.
The route of the walk will be Hyatt – Costa Linda – Hyatt and will be a total of 5 KM.
The Eco Walk will start at 5pm at the Hyatt parking-lot and participants will receive an original Earth Day button and a T-shirt. There will also be a “Green Awareness Quiz” with fabulous door prizes and prizes for the ones who would like to creatively pimp their T-shirts with the Earth Day theme and create even more environmental awareness. There will also be fruits, juice, music and Zumba.
Participants can sign up at IDEFRE. For more information call IDEFRE at 5824987 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The costs are 5 florins per participants.
Each participant will receive a ticket with which they can pick up an Earth Day Celebration button and t-shirt at the Hyatt on Friday April 20 and on Sunday April 22 before the start of the walk. First come first serve!
To all people of Aruba; locals, residents and visitors, who will participate in the Eco Walk on Earth Day this coming April 22, please come with your family and friends and have some fun during this Earth Day Celebration while creating environmental awareness.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!