(Press Relase from Rights Action Group)
Local environmental lobbyists The Rights Action Group (RAG) will host a special 'Helltuh Smelta' event on Monday June 5, World Envrionment Day. Not to be left out of the football fever sweeping the nation, the smelter warriors are asking all concerned citizens on World Environment Day to come out and defend the goal of the citizens who have spoken out against the building of the smelters in Trinidad. The red card event which will take place in the Back Studio at the CCA7 facility on Fernandes compound in Laventille, will feature presentations from RAG, high school students, updates from the affected communities of the south-western peninsula as well as performances and visual presentations. RAG will also speak to the issue of alternative forms of development that are clean and sustainable and do not involve a haemorrhaging of our natural resources. RAG is also calling on all citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to plant trees on World Environment Day as a direct action response to the very alarming trend of clearing of prime and potential agricultural land for the construction of concrete jungles, in a time when the nation's food importation bill is in the billions. RAG was established by a group of concerned citizens around the country in solidarity with the communities of the south-western peninsula protesting against the imposition of aluminium smelters. Admission to this event is free. Kick off time is 6.45pm. For further information, please call 718-0480.