Efforts are on to reduce the carbon footprint on the environment in Barbados.
So says Head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Cleveland Thomas.
His comment follows a recent tree planting exercise at the Springer Memorial School in Government Hill.
The trees were donated by the National Conservation Commission and the planting exercise was done in collaboration with officials from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, who coordinated the event.
Mr. Thomas explained the rationale behind the hackathon and the tree planting.
He lauded Principal of the Springer Memorial School, Mitchelle Maxwell, for allowing her students to take part in the exercise.