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JPS Takes Its “Green” Commitment To A Higher Level

Tuesday, March 22, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) will reaffirm its commitment to protecting the environment through its participation as main sponsor in the first Green Your Biz 2011 Conference to be held at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge, UWI from 12:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Conference which is being hosted by ECCO Magazine is being held under the theme: Creating ECO-nomic Solutions. It aims to: afford local businesses and individuals the opportunity to attend a forum where the critical issue of environmental protection will take precedence, share the knowledge and opinions of international contributors and pioneers and receive exposure to local thinking on the topic. The organisers see the Conference as, “…having the potential to become a regionally recognised opportunity for professionals in all
industries, providers of eco-friendly products, as well as researchers, to access a platform to share their knowledge, experience and products.”
Some of the areas that the conference will focus on are: Managing Environmental Risk, Assessing Your Organisation’s Carbon Footprint and Developing Metrics to Track Progress, Improving Energy Efficiency, Implementing Proper Waste Management in Businesses and Growing a Green Economy: Alternative Power and Recycling. The speakers include individuals who are experts on various areas of environmental protection and management, for example: Professor Dale Webber from the Environmental Management Unit at UWI, Hugh Cresser, Consultant on Sustainable Tourism Development and Richard May, Managing Director – Echos Consulting Ltd.
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Shelly-Ann Dunkley, (left) Managing Director – ECCO Magazin,e smiles happily as she looks at the sponsorship cheque being handed to her by Winsome Callum, Head of Corporate Communication at JPS.
The Company has shown its commitment to environmental protection through a number of ways. These include: the implementation of its own recycling programme involving all JPS locations across the island, partnership with the Forestry Department on a tree planting programme and its expansion of the use of renewable energy to generate electricity, among other activities. The Company is therefore pleased at having another opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the protection of the environment and anticipates that all participants will benefit greatly from this venture.
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Shelly-Ann Dunkley, (left) Managing Director – ECCO Magazine, is happy to receive the sponsorship cheque from Ruthlyn Johnson,  (centre) Corporate Communication Officer and Winsome Callum, Head of Corporate Communication at JPS.

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