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TSTT goes green for nationwide drive

Trinidad - For many people, the high visibility of TSTT offices and facilities make them natural landmarks for giving directions to places around Trinidad and Tobago. With the launch of the C&B T&T national beautification campaign, TSTT activated dozens of crews over the weekend to tackle the cleaning and beautifying of more than 80 of these installations nationwide. The telecommunications firm’s work centres, cell sites, customer payment centres and other offices were part of the clean-up exercise over the weekend that saw crews being deployed across Port of Spain, Couva, Siparia, Chaguanas, Fyzabad and other locations in between. In addition, the company lent its support to the clean-up activities of external agencies in Port of Spain and environs.

“We wholeheartedly support this initiative,” said Camille Salandy, TSTT’s Head of Public Relations and External Affairs. “Protecting our environment is very important and it is the responsibility of all individuals and organisations to play their part. TSTT’s offices are easily identifiable landmarks throughout Trinidad and Tobago and by making this effort to beautify them we hope to set an example for the average citizen. Everyone can get involved.”

In addition to the work done at TSTT’s facilities, the company also distributed thousands of visors to provide protective shade for volunteers working on other C&B T&T projects.

Also in keeping with the spirit of the C&B T&T campaign, which seeks to make lasting attitude changes to the way citizens treat the environment, TSTT actively manages its impact on the environment by disposing of the company’s waste oils, paper, computers and batteries through accredited recycling processors. The company has also sought to keep bulky by-products of its operations like telephone directories and mobile handsets out of the nation’s landfill sites through its “Live Green Live Clean” programme.

“We take environmental conservation very seriously and strive to show that focus both through our public campaigns and our business processes 365 days a year. TSTT believes that in order for this to be a nationally sustainable effort the private sector must be an active partner,” Ms. Salandy said.