Earthcare

EARTHCARE is an environmental education NGO (non-governmental organization) that works on current environmental issues facing the nation of the Bahamas. Members visit schools to inform students and teachers about issues affecting the environment.

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Our mission is to empower students and teachers to get involved and be proactive with their voice. We encourage them to write to the Government of The Bahamas and express their views on current environmental issues.

Our most popular campaign was the coalition to stop long-line fishing. Many organizations worked together to lobby the Government to change the laws granting foreigners work permits to long-line fish our limited fisheries resources.

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Three days of sustained demonstrations in front of the House of Assembly at Rawson Square in Nassau resulted in a change of legislation in 1993.  Our volunteer base consists of students from all of the schools on Grand Bahama, teachers, and a core group of concerned citizens.

Website: http://www.eco-index.org/ong/earthcare-bs-eng.html

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