On February 1, 2018, the Sustainable Nassau Action Plan was launched under the auspices of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Emerging and Sustainable Cities Program. The Sustainable Nassau Action Plan is the product of a three-year collaborative effort between the Office of the Prime Minister and the IDB. The Action Plan highlights four strategic areas: resiliency and … [Read more...] about Bahamian Youth Leaders Visit MIT’s Media Lab and Plan a Sustainable Urban Future for Nassau
By Sarah Benton, Nathalie Bethel, and Amanda Marray On February 1, 2018, over 40 teenagers woke up to an ordinary, bright, sunny day in Nassau. Little did they know what challenge lay ahead. Little did they know that their perspective on life was about to change. For 10 of them, they were about to earn one of the greatest learning and networking opportunities of a … [Read more...] about Youth Unleash Ideas for a Sustainable Urban Future in Nassau
Let’s Learn and Apply the Right Lessons The recent fires that plagued the Harrold Road landfill in early March of this year were a turning point for many residents on New Providence Island who suffered the shutdown of schools and public facilities, and in some cases, evacuation from their homes. Based on an assessment by a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) team, the … [Read more...] about Solid Waste Management in The Bahamas Has Some History
On a recent trip to the Islands of Andros, which we previously called Andros Island, but learnt that is actually an archipelago within The Bahamas and not one single land mass, we visited North Andros and saw many sites including: coastlines, farms packing houses and work that is currently under construction for the Bahamas Agricultural, Marine and Science Institute … [Read more...] about Revisiting AGRICULTURE! Four ways to ensure we don’t lose our whale, Andros!
On June 18-21, I traveled to Detroit, Michigan for a Global Shapers forum: ‘Shape North America’. It brought young ‘Global Shapers’ in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean together, with a goal of ‘inspiring and convening innovative systems thinkers who believe in sustainable, socially just, creative, and prosperous communities’. Participants developed a series of action plans to … [Read more...] about Changing the misconception about human waste: it is valuable not vile.