Members of USP Tourism and Hospitality Students Association after the clean up.
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tourism and Hospitality Students Association (TAHSA) gathered at USP’s Laucala Campus to clean-up areas around the Faculty of Business and Economics on 23 May 2015.
More than 20 tourism students participated in the activity which involved collecting and removing rubbish from drains, walkways, lawns and study areas.
The clean-up was also attended by the Head of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Professor Marcus Stephenson.
The initiative was mooted by the TAHSA committee in order to create greater awareness concerning the importance of living and studying in a clean environment.
TAHSA President Benjamin Shaw said that, “having an environmentally conscious mindset is one of the greatest pillar that represent the TAHSA and by organising the ‘FBE Clean-up Campaign’, we try to instill in our members a sense of responsibility over our natural environment and at the same time enjoy each other’s company.”
Professor Stephenson stated that “I am very proud of STHM students and thankful, especially as they came to the University before 9am on a Saturday morning, during a very busy period of the academic semester, in order to pay their utmost respect to the environment that they work in.”
“Respecting the environment and people within it is fundamental to good community spirit and a civic society, which should always be promoted,” he added.
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