OUR VISION

A green, clean, healthy BVI that demonstrates a viable balance between the conservation of natural resources and development.

OUR MISSION

To demonstrate, facilitate and catalyze environmentally friendly systems through practical projects, education and innovation, with focus on waste, energy and water.

British Virgin Islands

Environmental Not-for-Profit since 2009

 
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Green VI

Students in BVI SMART SCHOOLS work on estimation, counting in fives and using tally marks to record data to compare the cost of single use water bottles versus 1 and 5 gallon reuseable bottles. Government of the Virgin Islands RESEMBID BVI DDM BVI Red Cross H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Green VI #SmartSchools #education #britishvirginislandsr ... See MoreSee Less

Students in BVI SMART SCHOOLS work on estimation, counting in fives and using tally marks to record data to compare the cost of single use water bottles versus 1 and 5 gallon reuseable bottles. Government of the Virgin Islands RESEMBID BVI DDM BVI Red Cross H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Green VI  #smartschools #education #britishvirginislandsr
5 days ago
Green VI

♻️WE RECYCLE Heroes loading the first of 3 containers leaving the Territory this week carrying roughly *2.7 million* plastic bottles from Tortola & Virgin Gorda.

❎We implore everyone to end the use of plastic bottled water, as it is toxic and very difficult to deal with in the waste system.

♻️Meanwhile, Recycling is the best way to go. This shipment brings the number of plastic bottles diverted from burning through WE RECYCLE to nearly *13 million*.

Go WE RECYCLE‼️ The Collaboration between Green VI and the Government of the Virgin Islands Department of Waste Management and Ministry of Health & Social Development is here to support all residents and visitors in doing their part for a #greenercleanerhealthier Virgin Islands.

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1 week ago
Green VI

True upcycling right here in the Virgin Islands - never throw away old fabric or clothing as it can become something new and beautiful when you put your mind to it! ... See MoreSee Less

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Green VI

We are so proud to be a part of the great SMART SCHOOLS project that makes investing in teacher development a key component in building resilient schools and communities. RESEMBID BVI DDM Government of the Virgin Islands H. Lavity Stoutt Community College BVI Red Cross ... See MoreSee Less

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FEATURED PROGRAMMES

We Recycle

Test Recycling Centres are up and running on both Tortola and Virgin Gorda. The hard work of putting partnerships, infrastructure, education programmes and monitoring & evaluation tools in place is done, and long-term funding mechanisms are being implemented. Download our RECYCLING APP now to find out where, and how, to now recycle glass, aluminium cans and plastic. 

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Green Certification

Green Certification incentivizes, guides and educates businesses in best green operation practices and provides Bronze, Silver, Gold and Leader Accreditations. Developed in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources, the programme provides critical financial support to environmental betterment through its Green Fund, and will guide the “greening” of the BVI Public Service’s Strategic Policy.

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BugOut

This Virgin Gorda community-driven initiative reduces the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that causes diseases such as Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. Outreach education, clean ups and community participation are integrated into safe, data driven vector control operations. Partnering with the Government, we’re expanding mosquito education throughout the BVI.

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Garden Program

Teaching regenerative agriculture, increasing locally grown food and decreasing organic waste dumped are the overarching goals of Green VI’s Garden Project. Through enriched education and hands-on farming activities, our gardens foster students and community members to be mindful of their health, well being, environment and social history. 

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Renewable Energy

Green VI advocates increased renewable infrastructure, demonstrates renewable energy technologies, and educates our communities about climate change impacts and local solutions. 

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WE RECYCLE

Test Recycling Centres are up and running on both Tortola and Virgin Gorda. The hard work of putting partnerships, infrastructure, education programmes and monitoring & evaluation tools in place is done, and long-term funding mechanisms are being implemented. Download our RECYCLING APP now to find out where, and how, to now recycle glass, aluminium cans and plastic. 

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GREEN CERTIFICATION

Green Certification incentivizes, guides and educates businesses in best green operation practices and provides Bronze, Silver, Gold and Leader Accreditations. Developed in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources, the programme provides critical financial support to environmental betterment through its Green Fund, and will guide the “greening” of the BVI Public Service’s Strategic Policy.

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BUGOUT

This Virgin Gorda community-driven initiative reduces the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that causes diseases such as Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. Outreach education, clean ups and community participation are integrated into safe, data driven vector control operations. Partnering with the BVI Government, we are expanding mosquito education programmes throughout the BVI.

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GARDEN PROGRAM

Teaching regenerative agriculture, increasing locally grown food and decreasing organic waste dumped are the overarching goals of Green VI’s Garden Project. Through enriched education and hands-on farming activities, our gardens foster students and community members to be mindful of their health, well being, environment and social history. 

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Green VI advocates increased renewable infrastructure, demonstrates renewable energy technologies, and educates our communities about climate change impacts and local solutions. 

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OUR THEMES 

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SECTOR

WASTE

REGION

BVI

OUR GOALS

A zero waste society based on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Upcycle concepts that help create jobs and new business opportunities.  We’ve achieved this when:

  • Open burning and landfill are things of the past
  • We use 100% of our glass and organic waste for on-island applications
  • We upcycle “waste” to make local products
  • We make informed consumer decisions about the products we use, where we get them and how we manage them

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INNOVATION

REGION

BVI

OUR GOALS

A society of community-minded individuals who value tradition and our natural resources and use innovation to improve the quality of life for all. We’ve achieved this when:

  • Our economy is resilient in the face of natural disasters
  • We have the means and skills to grow our own food
  • BVI businesses offer high quality and diversified products and services, ensuring local and international competitiveness
  • Local businesses are strong, and provide both social and environmental benefits to the community 
  • Our population is not dependent on imports to meet basic needs
  • We use innovation and technology to meet our needs 

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EDUCATION

REGION

TORTOLA, VIRGIN GORDA

OUR GOALS

Individuals are critical thinkers, have knowledge of local culture and the environment, and function at their highest potential - both locally and globally. We’ve achieved this when:

  • We use innovation to solve complex issues
  • We’re able to secure, and excel in, local and international employment 
  • We show others how to meet their needs

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ENERGY

REGION

VIRGIN GORDA & TORTOLA

OUR GOALS

We use the sun, wind and water we are blessed with to generate clean, affordable, renewable and resilient energy.We’ve achieved this when:

  • 30% of energy needs are provided from renewable sources by 2023.
  •  Solar water heaters are mandatory
  • Our dependence on expensive, polluting, imported fossil fuels is reduced to a minimum
  • Energy demand decreases as our buildings are efficiently designed and we practice energy conservation

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WATER

REGION

VIRGIN GORDA & TORTOLA

OUR GOALS

Our drinking water supply is storm resilient, reliable and clean. Our marine environment is clean, with fisheries, coral reefs and sustainable tourism thriving. 

We’ve achieved this when:

  • We have excellent management of our water generation and sewage systems 
  • Toxic pollutants no longer enter our water 
  • Coral reefs regenerate and fish populations increase 
  • We enjoy a high quality of life and harmoniously enjoy the natural beauty of our islands. 

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