Another Cameron electric-bicycle tour coming to Barbados in October
Barbados and being environmentally green
submitted by: Cameron EV Electric Vehicles
It was grand to see the media treatment regarding Arbor Day.
A Nation News newspaper article on Sep 23, 2010 featuring a tree planting at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa caught my reading. The article stated that the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa is a ‘certified green hotel’. Investigation of this ‘green hotel certification’ revealed the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa is registered with ‘Green Globe’ for membership and certification. Well done to the Accra Beach Hotel Green Team.
With ten (10) resorts, hotels and guesthouses in Barbados having Green Globe Accreditation it is evident tourists are concerned about the environment.
With the testing of electric power-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) by CameronEV-Electric Vehicles in Barbados, (with three (3) e-bikes and over 2,000 km traveled over the past year) the lack of environmental awareness in Barbados is evident in most places we traveled.
Having Green Globe Certification should be more than something one does for the tourist trade; it should involve residents, businesses and government, as well as tourists. If tourists are insisting on environmentally aware hotels and resorts, then residents, businesses and governments of the host countries should be participating as well.
For a start about learning about recycling in Barbados visit http://www.gogreenbarbados.com.
The concept of Barbados obtaining Green Globe Accreditation is worth considering, since there is concern that Barbados is becoming a city-state with urbanization (Nation News-Save Scotland District article, Sep 23, 2010). Perhaps the government of Barbados should consider hosting an international environmental-friendly-concerns & alternate-energy conference. Barbados has the means to lead the way with its’ solar, wind and water energy sources.
A goal for Cameron Industries (Barbados), of which CameronEV-Electric Vehicles & CameronAE- Alternate Energy will be part, would be to obtain the first Green Global accreditation for a business (wholesale/retail) and transportation (mass transportation, rental) in Barbados.
This Green Global accreditation can commence once the business registration process in Barbados is complete and the Ministry of Transportation & Works and the Vehicle Licensing Authority realise the electric power-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) are not motorcycles with engines but are electric power- assisted bicycles with a motor similar to that found in your washing machine.
Cameron Industries (Barbados) wants to investigate expanding into electronic parts recycling in addition to CameronEV-Electric Vehicles & CameronAE-Alternate Energy in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean during our return in October 2010.
We’re coming to Barbados in October. Stop us and have a talk!
We are easy to see on the road as we ride the e- bikes, we operate out of Rockley for the most part.
Previous BFP articles on electric bicycles
November 5, 2009: Barbados Electric Bicycle Experience – Great, until Sugar Hill
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