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Media Releases, 14 June 2018

PNG Hunters celebrate World Environment Day in Kiunga

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum and captain Ase Boas joined school kids in the World Environment Day celebrations in Kiunga, Western Province on the 5th of June.

Together with representatives from ExxonMobil PNG and Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA), the duo visited Kiunga Town, Gretutu and Monfort Primary Schools.

The school children performed plays, sang songs and planted trees with the help of the PNG Hunters captain to mark the day.

Speaking to staff and students at each school, PNG Hunters captain Ase Boas said, “We are so happy to be here to celebrate this important day with you. We all have a duty of care to protect the environment we live in, protect our oceans and rivers. As much as possible, we must reuse and recycle our rubbish or dispose rubbish at the right place. Let’s save our environment – and remember to work hard in school!”

Michael and Ase donated signed rugby balls to each school.

ExxonMobil PNG Public and Government Affairs Expansion Projects Manager Susan Scott said, “At ExxonMobil PNG, we recognise how important and distinctive PNG’s environment is and we are committed to investing in and supporting the protection of that environment. We are here together with the PNG Hunters and CEPA to encourage you to strive to take care of our environment”.

She thanked the schools for their initiatives to celebrate World Environment Day and for educating the younger generation to be champions of PNG’s environment.

ExxonMobil PNG and the PNG Hunters donated gardening tools, t-shirts and rugby balls to each school.