FOUNDED:            April 9, 1992, Great Guana Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas.

Chartered:            Maryland USA (1992)

Registered:          U.S. 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.

In 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.

In 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.

In 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 researchers.

Clean 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.

Technical Assistance:

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 1995. 

Our 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 at testsforge). 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.

Clean 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).

With 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 Exhibition.?

Our 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.

Clean Islands has also actively participated in many other forums in the past 19 years, including but not limited to:

Clean 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.

Clean Islands International actively participated in the Third International Conference on Marine Debris, held in Miami, May 1994.

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 2004.




Clean Islands International
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Tel: 1-443-758-7619
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