Charlotte McDevitt, Executive Director of GreenVI.org, is working towards a vision of a green, clean, healthy and prosperous British Virgin Islands. Since 1995 trash on Tortola has surged from less than 10,000 tons to close to 40,000 tons. Charlotte explains why due to the nature of Tortola they must burn trash and what is being done to reverse that trend. Twice a year for a few days the incinerator has to be shut down so that people could scrape off the internal walls melted glass. Charlotte explains how with the help of businesses, Islanders are rallying to recycle and reuse glass. This includes a method that is saving the coral reefs and mangrove shores. See a video of their glass studio at GreenVI.org. BVI was awarded UNESCO funding for Environmental Education that emphasizes Sustainability. Be inspired by what an island community is doing with very limited resources to reduce their pollution and carbon footprints.
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