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LIME has appointed Kenroy Millington as its new Eco-Champion and has acquired the help of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), through Green VI, to get him the training and development that is needed.
With the decision in place to become more conscious about the environment, Kenroy and other LIME employees are taking the necessary steps to having a greener and more environment-friendly company that will also benefit the BVI.
The 34 year-old Facilities and Fleet Officer has been a true believer in a greener environment for many years and has decided to pursue his dream in doing more for his company and for his country.
"Being part of the LIME family for 8 years now, has taught me greatly. I truly believe in the value of green practices and I am happy that the company has trusted me to bring these changes to our everyday lives," Kenroy explained. "Our goal is that upon completion of my training, I will help the company develop an overall plan to implement our green goals. I will take back what is learnt to my colleagues and hopefully they too can share the message even outside of work. I love BVI and I love LIME, so I am passionate about giving my best to both."
His drive for a cleaner environment came from the recognition that there was room for improvements within the company and in various communities. Less power could be used; water could become cleaner, trash bins emptier and the air fresher. With the assistance from UNESCO and Green VI, this programme hopes to assess the current level of sustainability and to assist in creating a framework to achieve the `ultimate green goal´.
Through this initiative, persons will benefit from a wide array of training that will initially guide the journey of BVI and create more awareness throughout the wider public on the matter of sustainability and the environment.
The drive and consciousness towards a greener environment have been apparent throughout the company over the past year, as LIME has made it a priority to practice safer environmental activities. One such occasion was the commission of the territory´s first environmentally friendly cell site in Virgin Gorda in 2011, which serves over 500 customers on the island.
LIME´s General Manager Sean Auguste is happy that they are able to take such steps towards a better BVI, "We believe in nurturing the talent within the company and when an employee has a passion for something that can benefit many, we want to encourage their development," he said. "Kenroy has a natural eco-driven mentality, so when we decided to take the company down the greener path, rather than looking outwards, we decided to focus on our own and give him the opportunity to shine."
LIME has launched an internal Green Newsletter, which gives employees useful information about the environment and encourages their adaptation of green practices. Additionally, LIME has partnered with World House Caribbean to provide more eco-friendly bags in its stores and is a sponsor of Green VI.