April 9, 1992, Great Guana
Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas.
Chartered: Maryland USA (1992)
Virgin Islands Non-Profit (2002)
Governance: 2017 Board of Directors
Donations: Tax deductible as laws allow.
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Focus areas: Education
and Technical Assistance
As an active participant in the United Nations Global Youth Environmental Forum
in 1992 (UN, New York City, New York), 1993 (Boulder, Colorado), 1994
(Washington, D.C.) and 1995 (San Francisco, California), special emphasis is on
those activities which are developed for and/or by young people to enhance
interest in education through environmental projects.
1994, Clean Islands International produced a two hour video, entitled ¡°Environmental Lessons for Island
Communities?/span> for distribution to 100 schools in the US Virgin
Islands under USEPA funding. Four half hour lessons explore many of the
interrelated environmental issues facing island communities. Students and
educators from the US Virgin Islands are featured as they teach each other
about their islands' fragile ecosystems and how to respect and preserve them.
With additional support from RCCL's Ocean Fund in 1998, 1,000 copies of the
video and a workbook were distributed to schools throughout the Caribbean.
1995, Clean Islands was recognized by Friends of the United Nations, with a "We The Peoples, 50
Communities Award" for our involvement in the United Nations
Environment Programme Global Youth Forum and the
Clean Islands "Share Our Care, Be Aware" international sister school
project which featured schools from Abaco, The Bahamas; New Brunswick, Canada;
and Maryland USA.
November 1997, Clean Islands International was selected by the University of
the Virgin Islands to operate VIERS: The Virgin Islands Environmental
Resource Station , located on St. John U.S. Virgin Islands. This remote
field station provides unique learning opportunities for students and
Islands International continued its efforts initiated with the United Nations
to provide environmental and education to Caribbean Youth through programs such
as the Wider Caribbean Environmental
Youth Program which were offered at VIERS (1999 to 2008) and summer science
and eco-camps for U.S. Virgin Islands students. Select here to go to VIERS webpage.
In the past 19 years, Clean Islands International has offered sixteen
conferences and numerous seminars and workshops with the generous support of
many other organizations. Our first conference, the Island Waste Management Conference
was held in Nassau, January 1994. The conference theme was "Positive
Solutions for Island Issues" and included the Marine Debris Workshop. Our
next conference was the Clean Marinas
and Commercial Recycling Symposium which was co-sponsored with Monroe County,
Florida Department of Public Works and was held in Key West, Florida, June
second Caribbean regional conference was held after a season of over 20 named
hurricanes. The Caribbean Waste Management
Conference was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November
1995 (by kristopher
The theme of this conference was "Pollution Vulnerability in Island
States" and ReCaribe: The Wider
Caribbean Solid Waste and Recycling Alliance was established by resolution
of the delegates.
Islands presented the ReCaribe: Wider Caribbean Solid Waste
Management Conference from 1997 to 2007. This annual conference
was held in Trinidad (May 1997), Florida Keys (May 1998), Curacao (May 1999),
Martinique (May 2000), St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (May 2001), Bayahibe, Dominican Republic (May 2002), Tobago (May 2003),
St. Vincent (April 2004), Curacao (May 2005), Antigua (June 2006), and St.
John, U.S. Virgin Islands (November 2007).
continued partnership with the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI),
ReCaribe 2008: 14th Caribbean Waste
Management Conference was held in Grenada, June 2008 in conjunction with CEHI¡¯s 4th Caribbean Environmental Forum and
most recent conference: ReCaribe 2010: 15th Caribbean
Waste Management Conference was held in Jamaica, June 2010 in
conjunction with CEHI¡¯s 5th Caribbean
Environmental Forum and Exhibition.
Islands has also actively participated in many other forums in the past 19
years, including but not limited to:
Islands was an Official NGO at the UN GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPINGSTATES which met in
Bridgetown, Barbados, from April 25 to May 6, 1994.
Islands International actively participated in the Third International Conference on Marine Debris, held in Miami, May
Clean Islands International actively participated in the First Caribbean Environmental Forum, held in conjunction with the
11th CWWA Conference in St. Lucia, October 2002 and the Second Caribbean Environmental Forum, held in Trinidad in June
CONTACT US AT:
Clean Islands International
8219 Elvaton Drive
Pasadena, Maryland USA 21122
E-mail: Clean Islands
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