Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 BARBADOS

bullet2 Counterpart Caribbean

#2 Quarters, Edgehill

St. Thomas

Barbados

Email:  futurecentre@sunbeach.net

Website: none

Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral

Description

The Future Centre, a permanent exhibition in Barbados focusing on the sustainability of the country, created a rallying point for those concerned with protection of the environment. The Centre focuses on role models from Barbados and other countries in addition to practical demonstrations on eco-farming, permaculture, composting, alternative energy, gray water reuse, as well as other issues pertaining to the environment and development.

Its creation resulted from the 1994 UN Conference on Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, hosted by Barbados. During the conference, an NGO forum exhibition, entitled “The Village of Hope”, included 300 displays which depicted “The Horror”, environmental decay, and “The Hope”, environmental protection if special action is taken.The linkage of art, spirit and technology had been one of the key developments at the Village of Hope.