Thank you to those 50 people who chose to get out of their beds on a Sunday morning to come and take a walk through Welchman Hall Gully and listen to some great presentations soon after to celebrate Earth Day 2012! This coupled with the 75 or 80 people who came out in the evening time to see the movie One Day On Earth at Southern Palms Beach Club and Resort Hotel made Earth Day 2012 a great day to celebrate and appreciate this great planet!
Some of the pics of the morning event:
Some wonderful thank yous:
For the Morning Event:
The US Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and Ms Rebecca Ross – their Public Affairs Officer for their funding of the morning’s event
Debra Brancker of Welchman Hall Gully who provided the use of the gully free of charge to the participants in the mornings activities
Dr Adrian Cashman for his contribution of a very interesting and educational presentation on the importance of water and gullies in Barbados
Ms Lorraine Ciarallo for her presentation on permaculture principles
Ms Lani Edghill for preparing a great presentation on Green Building and for her assistance in organising the day
Ms Cecilia Stallard for assisting with the registrations for the mornings event.
To the contributors of our Public Sentiment Document which was delivered to Dr The Honourable Denis Lowe – Minister of Environment And Drainage on April 25 2012!
And for the evening time:
Corrie Scott for highlighting the global release of the film One Day on Earth and that Barbados needed to be part of it!
Ms Britta Pollard and Jenni Wilson of the Southern Palms Beach Club and Hotel Resort for the kind use of their Conference Room free of charge for the event
And of course for both events, all of you who participated and chose to appreciate Earth Day 2012! It would have been nothing without you!
Thanks lastly to Heather-lynn Evanson for her stories in the Nation following the Monday article shown here. Heather-lynns coverage appeared in The Nation on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thank you Heather-lynn for your continued support of the FCT!