Eco-I Helps Bring Recycling to Tobago
We hear from people around the world wanting to know how to start a Zero Waste movement in their community. Now someone has come to Boulder to learn firsthand.
Essie Parks trained with Eco-Cycle in 2011 through a four-month fellowship funded through the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She aspires to get her homeland, the island of Tobago, to become a Zero Waste model for the Caribbean.
With no recycling in Tobago, Essie will first figure out how much trash the island produces and what’s in it, which will lay the groundwork to launch a recycling program and create a plan to reach Zero Waste.
“The stellar work Eco-Cycle has done over the last 30+ years in advocating for Zero Waste and the skills I am honing here make me feel empowered to be a catalyst of change on my beautiful island of Tobago and throughout the world by extension,” Essie said.
Thank you, Essie, for helping us create a training for other international Zero Waste leaders and entrepreneurs like you!
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