The nonprofit Island Green Living Association (USVI), St. John, has announced it will be pursuing a new strategy to rethink ways of tackling obstacles toward ecological sustainability in the Virgin Islands.
“We need a huge amount of community education,” Wickrema said in the article. “And there’s no better way to get the message to adults than through their children. It’s why I thought we should start with students, kindergarten through grade 12.”
To this end, Wickrema said the IGLA was able to come to an agreement with the Department of Education to introduce “green living clubs” at schools in the St. Thomas-St. John school district. These clubs will educate students about gardening, composting, upcycling and other sustainability practices.
The schools that will host these clubs are:
- Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, St. Thomas;
- Joseph Gomez Elementary School, St. Thomas;
- Julius E. Sprauve School, St. John and
- Gifft Hill School, St. John.