Youth Involvement to Help Solve Our  Solid Waste problems

December 2015 Ghut cleanup at Hard Labor and Friis Bay. Youth Event

The EPA Environmental Justice Grant project empowers involved youth in our St. John community to get the word out about illegal dumping and dumping of trash into ghuts. Of course, when there are heavy rains that same trash in the ghuts will end up into the ocean. Thus, the message is: “if we keep the land clean, we will keep the ocean clean also.”

CBCC held a youth event entitled “Youth-In-Action on St. JohnDecember 28-30, 2015 at the Calabash Boom Residents Center. There were various volunteer presenters and interactive activities on many topics, and a cleanup of Hard Labor ghut. In addition, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video is being prepared to get the message out against ghut dumping and illegal dumping. This video will bring the message to a wider audience (i.e. the wider Virgin Islands community and possibly worldwide on the web – YouTube, social media, etc.). A second youth event was held on October 21 and November 1, 2016.

Link to Video

For more information, on this grant project, contact Sean Richardson, the project manager, at the CBCC office.