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Future Centre Trust looking for help with booth at UWI’s ‘Going Green Day’

Barbados Future Centre Trust

The Future Centre Trust has been invited to participate in the Going Green Expo being organised by the Science and Technology Student Committee of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, on Monday March 4, 2013.

“The Going Green Day is one of the events organised by the Student Committee during the Faculty’s Week of Activities under the theme “Science and Technology – Endless Possibilities” which run from 3rd – 9th March 2013. The main objective of the Going Green day is to heighten awareness on campus of Energy Efficiency.”

The expo runs from 11:30 til 3:00 pm and the Future Centre Trust needs help setting up and running their booth.

How about it, folks? Come and give FCT a hand and you’ll have a chance to meet BFP’s co-editor, Cliverton – who will be hanging about the campus as usual.

So give the Future Centre Trust a call and a few hours help…

T: +1 246 625 2020  |  C: +1 246 836 6188  |  F: +1 246 620 2021
E: volunteer@futurecentretrust.org | info@futurecentretrust.org
http://www.futurecentretrust.org

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Future Centre Trust needs hands Saturday morning!

The Garden is going well!

The Future Centre Trust’s last Saturday in the garden was so successful I just wanted to let you all know how well the garden is going and invite you to our next garden day this Saturday the 28th of July. Julia, Paula and Lorraine have done such a great job so far. They have developed the banana circle, developed a list of plants and trees on site, worked with a landscape architect to create drawings for the garden, developed a veggie plant list for us to procure and helped the FCT find buyers for our produce.

This weekend we will be further developing the beds and mulching as well as planting our new veggie seedlings. As part of our research into organic and Permaculture methods we will be conducting a study on what works to keep away the snails. Lorraine will be using copper wire to  keep the snails away, this will be our experimental group, while we have a regular controlled bed to see if the copper wire solution works. additionally, we will be employing some other methods to keep the snails away, if you have any ideas please share them with us.
Please join us in the garden this Saturday the 28th of July from 7:30am to 11am. Please bring your hats, water and garden tools with you if you have them.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the garden.
Your supportive and ever uplifting friend.
Lani Edghill
Green Business Barbados Coordinator
The Future Centre Trust

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Green Business Barbados 2010 in Review

By Lani Edghill, Green Business Barbados Coordinator, Future Centre Trust

In 2010 several businesses stepped out of the box to explore how they could improve their operations through the Green Business Barbados programme. The British High Commission got things going with their 8,000 gallon capacity rain water harvesting system at the High Commissioner’s Residence at BenMar used to irrigate the grounds.

The second green business for the year came from our offshore sector in an attempt to improve their social and environmental corporate responsibility and identity. Shell Western Supply & Trading and its Green Team Coordinator Lyn-Marie Sealy successfully implemented an internal recycling system that soon became so popular within the office they had to upgrade to a larger system shortly thereafter. Continue reading

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Have an Eco-Christmas in Barbados… or anywhere!

How to Have an Eco-Christmas

By Lani Edghill – Green Business Barbados Coordinator, Future Centre Trust

Throughout our daily lives many of us have been consciously trying to change our habits in order to live more sustainable lives. Some of the things that many Barbadians are getting more used to are; recycling, using reusable shopping bags, reducing water and energy consumption in many ways and also educating their families and friends on ways they can do the same. In this festive time of the year it is still important to think about how we can conserve precious resources and reduce our overall carbon footprint.

Some of the ways that you can become part of the solution this Christmas; Continue reading

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This Saturday: Future Centre Trust GARAGE SALE

GARAGE SALE

(in the spirit of the 3R’s!) at the original home of the FUTURE CENTRE TRUST

This Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 8am to 2pm

On the grounds of the much loved original home of the Future Centre Trust, Edgehill Plantation House, St Thomas (up from BRC)

Bric-a-Brac from the Future Centre Trust including crockery, composters, lounge chairs, PVC windows, bits and pieces.

If you have something to sell, or would like more information contact the New Future Centre Trust on 625 2020 or email info@futurecentretrust.org

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Please visit our friends at… The Future Centre Trust

Click on the banner to visit one of our country’s hardest working environmental action groups.

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Friends, fun and fresh air at the Blackman’s Gully Trail Walk in Barbados

On the scene photos brought to you through the magic of Kammie Holder’s BlackBerry!

Kammie Holder - Future Centre Trust

In the photo above I see British High Commissioner Paul Brummell (red shirt, white fedora) and author/professor Sean Carrington (big guy with mustache in foreground, wearing shorts) at the Blackman’s Gully Trail Walk coordinated by The Future Centre Trust and happening this morning. Okay, this isn’t a major news event but it is rather special that we’re posting these photos while folks are still in the gully.

I’m heading out the door so I’ll quickly post the other photos and leave it to our readers to make the comments. If you were on the trail walk, let’s hear from you!

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