2010 FSM Green Steps 5K Run

Awake bright and early and ready to make the FSM more green!  2010 Green Steps 5K Clean up participants at the starting line.
Participants took part in collecting rubbish alongside the main roads in Kolonia Town.
FSM Olympian Debra Daniel and USA Ambassador to the FSM, Peter A. Prahar, planting the first tree of the day.
Pohnpei swimmers from Kitti eager to pick up the most rubbish.
Participants planting trees outside of Pohnpei State Building.  On the road, other participants walking and picking up rubbish.
Some of the collected trash on its way to state dump - Please don't litter!

November 27 - The 3rd Annual Green Steps 5K Run was held in Pohnpei.  Participants collected rubbish along the roadside through Kolonia Town and planted trees at the Pohnpei Administration Building and Daini Baseball Field.  Proceeds went to support T.J. Rush, Pohnpei youth tennis  player attending the Oceania Tennis Academy in Nadi, Fiji, who will be competing in the upcoming Oceania Junior Tennis Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand.

Ambassador to the F.S.M. Peter A. Prahar spoke before the race stressing the importance of everyone taking steps to keeping the environment clean and beautiful - the easiest of which is to dispose of rubbish properly.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources and Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) advised the participants on proper techniques of planting various fruit-bearing trees: calamansi, sweet and sour sop.  

The Green Steps 5K Run was also held in the states of Yap and Kosrae.

 

Photos: 1) Participants line up at the Pohnpei Track & Field; 2) Picking up rubbish by the Pohnpei Island Central High School; 3) U.S. Ambassador Prahar and F.S.M. swimmer Debra Daniel plant the first seedling; 4) Kitti youth swimmers working as a team; 5) Participants planting seedlings at the Pohnpei Administration Building and picking rubbish on Main Street; 6) Trash on its way to the state dump.

 




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