Georgetown, Guyana – (April 5, 2016) The Office of Climate Change (OCC) intensified its efforts, over the Easter weekend, to transition Bartica, Region Seven into a thriving green locale.
The OCC capitalised on the occasion of the Bartica Regatta to step-up its engagements with residents and visitors alike, providing pertinent information on initiatives to foster a green economy and informing them about their roles and responsibilities as citizens of a green town.
A team from the OCC, which included Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Rear Admiral (ret’d) Gary Best, was able to cover a lot of ground. An information booth was set up where residents were able to collect brochures and other paraphernalia on a green economy and where they were updated on the transitioning process.
Engaging the youths on the importance of environmentally friendly practices in a green town
The OCC has organised several activities to specifically target school children, who are seen as a major stakeholder group in this entire process. A debate competition is scheduled for May with students of the Bartica and the Three-Miles Secondary schools. This will be followed with a spelling bee competition for students at the primary school level. These activities will be done in collaboration with the Department of Education in Bartica.
Additionally, a mobile app, which is currently being developed, will also be launched in May. This application will ensure information on Guyana’s first green town is readily available to citizens all across the country.
The public can also access additional information on the ‘Green Bartica’ Facebook page and Youtube channel or follow the transitioning process on Twitter by using ‘#greenBartica’.
Keeping residents informed on the progress of the transitioning process