PHILIPSBURG:--- Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) is looking for young persons between 14 and 21 years to become EPIC Youth Ambassadors as part of their new litter data collection project.
“Why do we litter? – Sint Maarten” is a new project Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) will be executing during 2022. The project includes over a dozen neighborhood cleanup events and will focus on collecting data on the littering habits of Sint Maarten residents.
As part of this project, EPIC is seeking to involve six motivated young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to help conduct cleanups and collect data. The selected persons will receive several workshops on environmental topics, data collection, and the opportunity to be certified in First Aid and CPR.
Those selected should be able to assist with at least five of the cleanups conducted as part of this project in 2022. Cleanups will be organised on weekends to not interfere with school hours. Once the project is completed, the student ambassadors will receive a certificate of recognition by EPIC and a token of appreciation in return for their time and efforts.
EPIC hopes that this opportunity provides capacity building and support for students interested in environmental work on the island.
EPIC Sint Maarten is a non-profit organisation founded in 2007 with the mission of protecting the Caribbean environment through research and community-based action in Sint Maarten. This project, “Why do you litter – Sint Maarten”, is funded by the Government of the Netherlands under the Sint Maarten Trustfund, implemented by Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR), administered by VNGI, and overseen by The WorldBank. For more information about EPIC’s work visit: www.epicislands.org.