The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is making an early bird registration call for prospective exhibitors or facilitators for the annual Arbor Day Expo. It will be held at Queen’s Park on Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
According to Special Projects Officer with the NCC, Ricardo Marshall, the Commission is currently inviting government departments, non-governmental organisations and entrepreneurs with an interest in the environment, or whose core business is the provision of products or services that are derivatives of trees, to participate as exhibitors.
Potential exhibitors may register by calling Mr. Marshall or Beverly White at the NCC at 425-1200 /1202/1212. Alternatively, interested persons may request registration forms at the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Service clubs, community groups, including church and school groups, similarly are asked to contact the Commission indicating their interest in participating.
The expo is intended to raise environmental consciousness, primarily in relation to trees, their role, benefit and importance to our very survival.
Its primary objective is to highlight the importance of trees through practical / interactive demonstrations, which showcase the many products, and services consumed and utilised daily, which are derived from trees.
The event will feature display booths from individuals, groups and organisations showcasing environmental products and services. Workshops will also be held during the day, focusing on a number of pertinent areas, including plant care, plant propagation, identification and eradication of pests and diseases that affect plants.
A massive plant sale will also run concurrently with the Expo, offering up to 20 per cent discounts on selected plants.
The theme for this year’s observation is ???TREES: The Circle of Life.’