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CBCC Helps Youth Solve Solid Waste Problems

The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC), through a project funded by an EPA Environmental Justice Grant, has empowered St. John youth to get the word out about illegal dumping and careless disposal of trash into ghuts. When there are heavy rains that ghut trash ends up being carried to the ocean. Thus, the message is: “if we keep the land clean, we will keep the ocean clean, also.”

As part of two youth events held for 12 to 18-year-old students, including ghut cleanup walks, presentations and a field trip, a public service announcement (PSA) video was produced to get the message out against ghut dumping and illegal dumping.

CBCC thanks the student participants, the Island Green Living Association, V.I. Waste Management Authority, videographer Frank Tulloch and the Environmental Protection Agency for their contributions to this program.

For additional copies or for more information, contact Sean Richardson at sean@coralbaycommunitycouncil.org or call the CCC office at 776-2099.

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