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ANCAT (Andros Conservancy & Trust)

 

The Andros Conservancy and Trust (ANCAT) Bahamas is a non-governmental, non-profit community based organization, founded in 1999 to protect, preserve, enhance, and restore Andros Island’s natural resources and marine environment through education, conservation, and management, for future generations. ANCAT played a pivotal role in the 2002 formation of the 286,000 acre Central Andros National Park, in co-operation with the Bahamas National Trust, a division of the Bahamian government. ANCAT has also been involved with the expansion of the Andros West Side National Park, and a restoration project of Fresh Creek, the Bahamas' only freshwater river.

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BERC (Bahamas Environmental Research Center)

The Bahamas Environmental Research Centre opened in 1995, as a collaborative effort of The College of The Bahamas, George Mason University in Virginia, USA, and the people of Andros. The college of the Bahamas closed the BERC program in 2008. Its primary objective was to promote an understanding of current ecological issues. They defines ecology in the broad sense to include all of the relationships between the biotic (living organisms), including humans, and the abiotic (physical) components of the environment in which we live. BERC provided laboratory, classrooms, and field support—terrestrial and marine for academic and interpretative programmes. These programs allow experiential, activity-based learning in many disciplines, with an appropriate emphasis on local, cultural and interdisciplinary focus. 

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Central Andros Scholarship Fund

The Central Andros Scholarship Fund was established in September 2000, by Mrs. Gabrielle Douglas and several other teachers at the Central Andros High School, to provide monetary aid to graduating students who can not afford to pay for higher education on their own. Since there are no opportunities on the island to pursue higher education, students must travel to other islands or abroad to obtain further education. The goal of the fund is to assist qualified students in paying the fees for their first semester at a college of their choice. Many students, once they have enrolled at an institution of higher learning, are then able to obtain further assistance from the college they are attending or other organizations. 

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The Ocean Foundation

 

​This community foundation is dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world by 

supporting, strengthening, and promoting organizations working on emerging threats, cutting edge solutions, and better strategies for implementation. The Ocean Foundation uses a well-established business model, the community foundation, to serve donors and partners who are passionate about the future of our coasts and ocean

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Coalition of Bahamas Environmental Organizations: Stop Offshore Oil Drilling in the Bahamas​

 

Our Islands Our Future, Waterkeepers Bahamas and Save the Bays are working to stop offshore drilling in The Bahamas. They filed suit against Bahamas Petroleum Company to stop destructive offshore oil drilling in the Bahamas, now and in the future. They argue authorization for BPC to drill was issued without adequate public consultation and in contravention of laws and requirements in The Bahamas. For more information on the progress of the case go to Our Islands Our Future website.         

Green America 

​Green America harnesses economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. They focus on four areas for system transformation, insisting on social justice and environmental health across all sectors. They believe if we can get these right, the rest of the economy will follow:

  • Climate and clean energy

  • Sustainable food and agriculture

  • Responsible investing

  • Fair labor

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Mote Marine Labratory and Aquarium

​Mote is an independent, nonprofit marine research institution comprising world-class marine scientists committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education. As stewards of the sea and of the sea and all living things that depend upon it, they work to create a better environment for themselves and children everywhere. The answers are in the ocean. Together, we will find them.

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350.org

​350,org is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. We get there by:

  • A fast & just transition to 100% renewable energy for all.

  • No new fossil fuel projects anywhere.

  • Not a penny more for dirty energy.