Recycling and the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Bequia
Recycling and the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Bequia
Similar to many small islands in the Caribbean with very limited landmass, Bequia faces a severe crisis dealing with rapidly growing volumes of solid waste. There is currently no recycling on the island of Bequia or any of the smaller Grenadine Islands outside of Mustique. Bequia's solid waste management buries or burns several tons of solid waste resources—paper, plastic, metals, glass and organic materials in a small landfill annually, which is only a few years away from being completely filled. The expansion or relocation of this facility has been delayed due to lack of available land and funding.

Action Bequia (AB), a local Community Development Corporation (CDC) believes that a well conceived recycling project would provide enormous relief to Bequia’s under-sized waste management facility, cleanup the island in order to make it a more attractive tourist destination, while creating much needed green jobs on Bequia. The project proposes to create at least 15 – 20 new jobs both in operations, recycling, trash pick-up and construction.

The primary objectives of the project included the following:

(i) To complete business and carbon imprint plan.
(ii) To build recycling facility and collection points
(iii) To have recycling program fully operational by the end of the grant.
(iv)To organize community leaders and work with schools to educate and inform them on the recycling program.

Project strategies include:

• Consultant research Mustique and SVG recycling centers. Write plan.
• Construct shed according to architectural drawings already in hand and build collection points
• Staff Recycling Center and collection points in six village communities and have fully operational by July 2015
• Meet with community leaders and schools frequently.

 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Action Bequia Inc.
Country:
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 139,426.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 185,654.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 49,980.00
Project Number:
STV/SGP/OP5/Y3/CORE/CC/14/10
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Bequia a key tourist attraction for St Vincent and the Grenadines. It is the most visited Grenadine Island due its close proximity and touristic appeal. This recycling project would provide enormous relief to Bequia’s under-sized waste management facility, cleanup the island in order to make it a more attractive tourist destination, while creating much needed green jobs on Bequia. The residents of Bequia depend mainly on tourism and fisheries for their livelihood. These economic activities are intricately connected to the environment, hence the protection of the natural resources, through reduction in litter and associated emissions are critical in sustaining the economic base of this island. The project proposes to create at least 15 – 20 new jobs both in operations, recycling, trash pick-up and construction.
Gender Focus
The composition of the Organization includes 9 males and 4 females. The project seeks to include both gender and create equal capacity building and livelihood opportunities for men, women and youths.
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Grantee Contact

Ms. Shaverne Ollivierre
Email: sollivierre1@gmail.com
 

Address

P.O. Box26BQ, Bequia
Port Elizabeth , Caribbean , VC0400
 

Website

http://www.actionbequia.org

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Tasheka Haynes
Email:

Address

P.O. Box 2338, SeaBreeze Bldg. Arnos Vale
KINGSTOWN, CARIBBEAN