On June 6th, 2014 the Environmental Policy and Planning Division (EPPD) of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) re-initiated implementation efforts of the Trinidad and Tobago Green Government Policy. The event was held amongst the MEWR Head Office staff situated at Level 26, Tower D, Waterfront Complex.
|Green Committee, EPPD|
In preparation for re-initiation, the Green Government Policy was used as the basis for the development of an EPPD Green Office Policy. Additionally, there was also the formation of the keen and dynamic Green Committee who developed a series of informational bulletins which were emailed to staff . The theme of this campaign is ‘Keep a Green Scene’.
Key components of the EPPD Green Office Policy include:
- Energy and Material Conservation
- Waste Management
- Green Procurement
- Greening of Meeting
- Green Mass Communication
- Green Office Culture
The relaunch featured an address by the Permanent Secretary of the MEWR, Ms. Vidiah Ramkhelawan which specified her commendation to the Green Committee for re-initiating the Green Office Policy and her endorsement of the re-implementation. It concluded with a ribbon cutting ceremony between the Permanent Secretary and the Environmental Manager, Dr. David Persaud to officially mark the re-launch.
Ms. Ramkhelawan (left) and Dr. David Persaud; Environmental Manger, EPPD (right) by cutting ribbons by the recycling depots located in the Level 26 staff kitchen to officially re-launch the Green Office Policy.