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Eden To Contestants: Do Your Bit For A Clean Environment

Eden To Contestants: Do Your Bit For A Clean Environment
Vodafone Hibiscus Festival queen contestants from left: Simran Nand, Nayome Pauriasi, Jessica Fong, Sainiana Sova, Rachael Ralogaivau, Nikhat Khan and Lavenia Lania during the launch of the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival on August 2, 2018. Photo: Swashna Chand
August 03
11:23 2018

Former Miss Hibiscus and Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Lorna Eden has called on support for this year’s Vodafone Hibiscus Festival theme.

Ms Eden was speaking last night at the event launch at Albert Park Pavilion.

“This year’s theme of the 5 R’s is Unique and must be supported,” she told the gathering.

“We are most familiar with the 3 R’s which are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, but we have added another two very important R’s which are Refuse and Repurpose.”

Ms Eden, who was Miss Hibiscus in 1982, urged contestants to do their bit for a clean environment.

“There are many ways we can come forward to help, but a very simple one is right in front of us, day in and day out,” she said.

“Let’s start ladies and gentlemen, by simply putting our rubbish in the bin.

“And at home, let’s try out composting for our gardens and recycling or reusing before throwing into the bin.

“If we see rubbish on the ground, bend down, pick it up and put it in the bin.”

The Festival has 12 queen and king contestants and 10 teen contestants. It will be held at the Valelevu Grounds from August 10 to August 18.

Edited by Ranoba Bao

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