Tuesday, April 12, 2011

UVI Launches Caribbean Green Technology Center

The University of the Virgin Islands launched its Caribbean Green Technology Center with a day-long symposium on April 11. The goal of the center is to protect natural resources by reducing waste and utilizing sustainable energy through research, education and public service. The symposium included presentations by energy and conservation experts and policy makers from Harvard University, the University of California, Auburn University, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Interior, the VI Energy Office, the VI Water and Power Authority and the VI Waste Management Authority. UVI students in the College of Science and Mathematics gave presentations on their on-going projects. Pictured above: Center, UVI applied mathematics major Mustafa Mohammed explains his Building Efficiency Project where he examines A Sustainable Housing Renovation and Prototype to move the Virgin Islands to “net zero” neighborhoods, as students Mpho Sello, left, and David Mohammad, right, look on. Sello and David Mohammad also gave presentations. Pictured left: Caribbean Green Technology Center Director Dr. Wayne Archibald gives remarks.