In October 2006, The Grand Bahama Port Authority's Environmental Department along with other public and private sector organizations launched the Keep Grand Bahama Clean Initiative. To date, organizations such as the Urban Renewal Programme, Department of Environmental Health Services, Local Government/City Councils, Ministry of Tourism, Sanitation Services, Bahamas National Trust, Local Media Houses, The Paint Fair Company and Interested Residents have been enthusiastically partnering with the GBPA's Environmental Department to promote the Keep Grand Bahama Clean agenda.
The KGBC programme focuses on educating the wider community on the importance of achieving and/or maintaining a healthy environment and changing the culture of residents in the process on their response to the environment.
The motto is: “It’s everyone’s business and everyone’s responsibility to Keep Grand Bahama Clean our lifestyles, our economy and our future depend on it”.
The KGBC philosophy advocates that keeping our environment clean and beautiful, should be a way of life, always remembering that our actions today affects the health and wealth of our people and our natural resources now and for generations to come
KGBC Projects & Programmes:
Various environmental projects have been created under the KGBC banner. The intent is to always stay innovative in appealing to and reaching the masses on environmental matters. Projects executed by KGBC have included:
- Recycling and other Green initiatives
- Community and coastal clean-ups
- Erection of Signage
- Public Service Announcements (News, Radio and Television) – Environmental Tips and Minutes
- Beautification of Premises
- Poster Competition
- Essay Competition
- Debate Competition
- Native Tree plantings
- Trash to Treasure Competition
- Puppet shows
- Mentoring Eco-schools
- Civic Group & School Presentations
Contact the Environmental Department at 1 (242) 350-9158 to learn more about KGBC and to become a volunteer and visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/keepGBClean