Project name for 2009: THE GREEN SOLUTION: STOP,THINK...GO GREEN
PROJECT POSTER 2009
St. Peter placed four in Parish Project for 2009 and would like to thank everyone for being a part of this success.
The topic for the Parish Project for 2009 was, "The Environment: Towards A Greener Barbados."
The name of the 2009 project was THE GREEN SOLUTION with the slogan STOP, THINK... GO GREEN. The logo of the traffic lights was used for the slogan. The project encouraged the community of St. Peter to STOP the practices that were detrimental to the environment (illegal dumping, etc.) and THINK about ways to protect and preserve it (recycling, etc.). The final step was to GO GREEN. This was done by implementing greener and environmentally friendly methods that benefited our surroundings.
In order to get the community of St. Peter to adopt THE GREEN SOLUTION, we placed the parish into three categories; schools residents, and businesses.
In targeted the youth, we created the Student Environmental Educational Development (SEED)program. This program focused on educating students about the environment and teaching them safer and environmentally friendly methods. This was done by lectures and practical work. Students were taught what is needed to grow a plant and how to grow a plant. Composting was also taught. After the teachings, the students then practice what they were taught. This practice involved the planting of seeds. To encourage them to be more patriotic, we decided to use the Pride of Barbados flowerfor their exercise. We also felt that it would benefit them, as this plant only takes 2 to 3 weeks to grow. The tetra pak container was used to also encourage them to go green by recycling. When these plants began to grow, the students transplanted them around their school.
The Leacock’s Private was unlike the other primaries as their school was concrete based. But this didn’t stop them from learning how to grow a plant or practice how to grow a plant. We created a kitchen tire garden.
As a method to ensure that these schools maintain these practices, we design the “How Green is My School” competition. The Roland Edwards Primary School was declared the "greenest" school.
The residents were also given lectures and practical work. We encouraged them to create mini parks and kitchen or flower gardens.