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Go Green with the Green Sea Turtles of the Cayman Turtle Centre

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Go Green with the Green Sea Turtles of the Cayman Turtle Centre
25Apr 2013

Aside from being home to thousands of Green Sea Turtles, the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is “going Green” this weekend with a half-off admission special and a new plastic recycling programme.

To celebrate Earth Month, on Saturday, 27th April and Sunday, 28th April all admissions will be offered at half-off regular rates. This includes rates for both visitors and residents, and also applies to both the Turtles Only tour as well as Full Park Access.

As a result of this special Earth Month offer, residents can enjoy the park for just CI$5 for adults, CI$2 for children aged 5 to 12 and entry is free as always for children under the age of 4 years.

A new “Green” feature at the park starting this weekend will be its new plastic recycling programme. Specially marked bins will be placed throughout the park to collect plastic water and drink bottles for recycling. On an average day, visitors to the Cayman Turtle Centre can consume over 200 bottles of bottled water alone.

The plastics recycling programme joins the other recycling and energy saving actions that are practiced at the Cayman Turtle Centre.

 “We know that everyone lives better when our world is more environmentally friendly,” said Cayman Turtle Centre Chief Marketing Officer Tina Trumbach.

“With this in mind, the Cayman Turtle Centre practices small every day ways that help make our corner of the world a greener place to live for visitors, locals, and the wildlife of the Cayman Islands,” she said.

Some of the “Green” acts that are commonplace in the various departments at the park include:
•    Reusing one side printed paper for non-formal documents and copying
•    Turning off air conditioning and opening the windows during cold fronts and cool breezy days
•    Collecting aluminum cans for recycling
•    Recycling the used cooking oil at our park restaurant. (It is collected and converted to auto fuel)
•    Serving drinks with biodegradable straws at our park restaurant
•    Collecting algae from the daily cleaning of the park’s 1.3 million gallon salt water lagoon, which is then dried and used as fertiliser in the park’s landscaping

For more information, call the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter on 949-3894, email us at info@turtle.ky