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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2018

Submitted by: Richmond Vale Academy
Sustainable Model Gardens

The "Pass-it-On” Sustainable Model Garden Project, has an overall objective of building the resilience of farm families in the Cha-teaubelair communities in St. Vincent and The Grenadines to climate change and climate variability by promoting climate smart technologies in domestic agricultural production systems. The project is aimed at increasing household income, food security and improving fragile environment.

Initial situation
In the drier months, higher than normal atmospheric pressure results in dryness and drought conditions in coastal areas of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The wet season is characterized by tropical waves, depressions and hurricanes. Temperatures average 27 degrees Celsius all year round due to the moderating influences of the ever-present trade winds.

Solution
The solution is the "Pass-it-On” Sustainable Model Garden Project, which has an overall objective of building the resilience of farmers in the Chateaubelair communities in St. Vincent and The Grenadines to climate change and climate variability by promoting climate smart technologies in domestic agricultural production systems. The gardens are comprised of rain water harvesting, compost sec-tions, a Soaker Hose Irrigation System and a livestock unit.

Innovation
The systems are multifunctional, in that each element serves two or more functions; for example, a tree providing dispersed shade, fruit, erosion control, and pollen for bees. This approach, together with ‘no till’, cover cropping and successional intercropping options, ensures long-term cover to the soil which helps reduce erosion and organic matter burn-off.




Capital: Kingstown
Official language: English
Total area: 389 km²
Population: 120.000
GDP/Capita/Year: $5.291
Source: Wikipedia 2012