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3RD 4TH & 5TH FORMS
Sustainable business, sustainable devel-
opment, sustainable energy, sustainable
food---"sustainability" has become a global
buzzword and is used in connection with
every facet of our everyday lives.
Yet, how many people here in our twin-
island republic know what sustainability
How many really know the impact of our
rather unsustainable way of living on their
daily life (and on our not-so-distant future)?
Sustainable Living T&T (Sustain T&T), a
local non-governmental organisation (NGO),
contends that the answer to that question
is simple: not enough.
For reasons that run the gamut from, dis-
interest to sheer ignorance, it seems too
many of us are unaware of the importance
of living a life that does not deplete our
nation s resources. That is at best, a sad
reality and at worst, the beginning of the
end for a nation as small and as dependent
on finite resources as T&T.
The glaring lack of education and even
more overwhelming lack of interest would
be enough for any group of people interested
in finding a solution to the problem to throw
up its hands in frustration.
However, led by founder and director
Carver Bacchus, Sustain T&T is working
hard to try and change that unfortunate
reality through increasing public awareness
of sustainable practices.
To date, Sustain T&T has begun doing
so through sustainable living workshops,
business seminars, film screenings and lec-
The workshops have shown everyday peo-
ple ways to reduce their negative impact
on the environment, basic green building
techniques, basic principles of permaculture
and sustainable land management prac-
The business seminars to date have
explored the growing "green" sector and
examined the local commercial realities of
alternative energy, plastic recycling, bio-
diesel production and the development of
the local corporate social responsibility
Yet, Green Screen---The Environmental
Film Series, has been the marquee event
for the organisation for the past two years
and it has added a special flavour to Sustain
T&T s portfolio of public awareness work.
Green Screen has rather successfully
sought to inform the public through "edu-
tainment," an engaging mix of education
and entertainment. Ultimately, it has done
so by using film as a catalyst for sparking
conversation about lifestyle changes that
will lead to a more sustainable way of life
for us all.
Policy adviser Corey Bacchus says: "The
main objective of Green Screen is to make
information about the environment accessible
to a cross section of the population, while
providing a platform to encourage behaviour
"At these free film screenings, we present
stories about environmental heroism, inno-
vation and discovery. Community groups,
activists, environmental champions and
others are invited to share their experiences
through discussions after the films."
He is not alone in his quest to move peo-
ple to sustainable action. The leader s enthu-
siasm to educate the masses about sustain-
ability through entertainment is shared by
the notable cast of influencers he assembled
to create the organisation s advisory board.
In addition to its founder/director, the
organisation s advisers are some of T&T s
most respected professionals in environ-
mental sustainability, the arts and media.
They are permaculture specialist and
artist John Stollmeyer, environmentalist
Akilah Jaramogi, media specialist and musi-
cian Gillian Moore, media director and pro-
ducer Dawn Cumberbatch, policy adviser
Corey Bacchus, slow food enthusiast and
artisan Stefan Grosberg, green builder and
artist Nicholas Emery, graduate engineer
trainee Rianna Gonzales, architect and sus-
tainability consultant Gillian Fraser, as well
as sustainability consultant Chris Dohm.
Doing their own part to contribute to a
greener and more sustainable T&T with the
work they do daily as well as in their per-
sonal lives, Sustain T&T s advisers all serve
as great resources and sounding boards for
the organisation s growing number of new
projects and initiatives.
In fact, some of the group lend their
hands-on professional expertise to Sustain
T&T s projects when necessary.
Moore does her part by serving as the
organisation s media specialist.
Most recently she co-ordinated the media
and social media efforts for Green Screen
2012, helping to promote the public aware-
ness initiative with a series of articles and
"When I first heard of Sustain T&T during
the first Green Screen series, I immediately
thought it was a venture I wanted to sup-
port, because I think environmental issues
need much more focus in the sphere of
popular discourse. I joined the board because
I wanted to be a part of sharing of infor-
mation on these issues," she says.
She is equally as expressive about her
work on the organisation s projects.
"It s great working with a team of people
who are also passionate about getting the
message out, and empowering the public
to take action on their own behalf," she
If you wish to contribute to this
guest series, send in your ideas to Ira
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In a two-part series
starting this week,
Agitate Media tells
us about her
involvement in the
T&T, an NGO which
is increasing public
Move to boost sustainable practices
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