Development and construction activities within the US Virgin Islands are impacting our water resources, according to the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources. These activities not only affect water quality, but they can also lead to increased homeowner costs.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in conjunction with the Island Green Building Association, is holding a seminar in which they will discuss how to take advantage of green design and construction processes. This free training will be held on Tuesday, July 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Ursula’s multipurpose center in Cruz Bay.
Representatives from IGBA and NOAA, as well as local green construction experts, will discuss topics including landscaping, building green in the USVI, and the reality of going green. The workshop will include a field trip to local construction sites where attendees can view and evaluate the application of green practices.
Registration is required, as space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please click here. You must register by Thursday, July 4.