Workshop Facilitators and ParticipantsRegistration for this event is currently closed. The Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) at the St Thomas campus, University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted this workshop on sustainability and sustainable development for school teachers in the Virgin Islands from June 23 to July 2, 2014. The workshop was part of National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grants on Coastal Areas Climate Change Education (CACCE) and Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE), a collaborative effort including the University of South Florida (USF) and the CGTC’s director Dr. Wayne Archibald with Ms. Chinet Bernier, Program Specialist at the CGTC who coordinated the activities. 

 The course looked at the historical evolution of sustainable development ideas and linkages to issues such as consumerism, environmental degradation, environmental ethics, and equity around development. Instructors and participants examined how political, economic, and socio-cultural, factors challenge and/or facilitate environmental conservation and sustainability goals. This included discussion of the many stakeholders involved in implementing sustainable development policies and action plans such as governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), corporations, and grassroots community organizations. More information is available at this direct link