Barbados Children’s Environmental Action Awards Programme – Sponsored By Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary

School Children Learning At The Last Mangrove Wetlands On The Island - The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary

School Children Learning At The Last Mangrove Wetlands On The Island - The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary

[Christ Church, BARBADOS]  The new Barbados Children’s Environmental Action Awards (CEA) programme was announced today by the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.

To be awarded four times each year, the CEA Awards encourages and recognises children and children’s groups for their activities that directly preserve and protect terrestrial and marine natural habitats and parklands throughout Barbados for future generations.

“Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders.  We encourage children to learn the importance of the environment to our health and social welfare, and be proactive in saving wild habitat and open spaces, as well as helping to identify and correct environmental problems,” said Peter Allard, Chairman of the Sanctuary.

“This award pays tribute to the work of many in the community who understand the importance of protecting the last remnants of Barbados’ environmental legacy for future generations.”

Each CEA Award includes a Bds. $2,000 prize, plus a public recognition ceremony at Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary for invited children, families and guests.

The first CEA Award nomination deadline for 2009-2010 is September 15, 2009.   The successful nominee will be  publicly announced by October 31, 2009.

More information for CEA nominations can be found at www.graemehall.com/awards

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8 responses to “Barbados Children’s Environmental Action Awards Programme – Sponsored By Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary

  1. cool

    The nature sanctuary is closed. The government has screwed him royally. Why is Mr. Allard still investing money in Barbados?

  2. Sundowner

    Because he cares? because he thinks there\’s still hope for the Sanctuary? because he wants to show the Government he\’s still here? who knows, but good for him (and us)

  3. permres

    I have asked on the Facebook group what is the physical state of GHNS at the moment, and are there regular (e.g. daily) reports on its condition?
    the last I heard was that some illegal fishing had been going on, and the RBPF did not respond quickly at the time.

    Have they responded since? Just what is going on in there (physically) I would like to know. Sam Lord’s Castle soon became derelict, pilferred, and seriously damaged internally. Coconut palms were sawn down, etc. I am beginning to despair at some aspects of Barbadian concern (or rather the lack of it).

  4. BajanCanuck

    I too would like to see a report andphotos of the sanctuary as it is. Are the fish gone from the swamp?

  5. RRRicky

    Take a good look at that photo. Look at the building, the walkway, the perfectness of the place and the children seeing something you can’t see anywhere else in Barbados. One man spent millions to make that happen and the govmnt treated him like dirt. Lord knows why he loves Barbados still.

  6. 187

    I read this a second time and realized that this $2k award is being handed out four times a year. I misunderstood at first and thought it was a one time shot. This could result in a lot of interest from our young people.

  7. BA88/98

    What happend to the million dollars the government gave to the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary? How was it spend?

  8. fiction

    Just like the promise of a ministerial code, ITAL, FOI and the million dollars to Graeme Hall, its all make believe and pure fiction shovelled by a compliant press to keep Barbadians from smelling the stench of sweet nothing for their money and votes.