Living Green

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Man of the earth

He is a passionate spokesperson for all those concerned about our natural and cultural heritage. A native of St. Thomas who now lives in St. Croix, Olasee Davis, is a rare blend of the scholarly and the practical.

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Healthy for you and the planet

If every American skipped one meal of meat each week the reduction of carbon dioxide would be akin to taking more than a half-million cars off U.S. roads. A 2006 United Nations report called the meat industry “one of the top contributors to the serious environmental problems.”

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Green development trend now

When St. Croix's Onaje Jackson began his business in 1993, it took him to remote locations in Belize and Guyana. He says nobody new what ‘sustainable’ meant back then. Times have changed.

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Blue Flag beauties

Beauty at the beach is more than skin deep. It's about protecting the water quality and providing user education. The Blue Flag program works towards sustainable development at beaches and marinas.

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A rasta day

We can embrace positive concepts from Jamaica's Rastafarians, which can improve our planet and ourselves.

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Organic market in Old San Juan
Video courtesy Mercado Agrícola Natural Viejo San Juan.

Feature Stories

Our food shouldn't travel more than we do

Bite into a piece of fruit and think about its origin. What about tonight’s dinner? Do you know where it came from? Local farm produced roots, fruits and fresh caught fish are better for you and the environment too. Click for more.

Herbal remedies

Herbal extracts are plentiful in the Caribbean, where the healing and restorative power of plants and nuts has been passed down for generations. Click for more.

Richard Branson's Moskito Island

Richard Branson paid a reported $19 million for the 125-acre Moskito Island, near his Balinese style resort on Necker Island. Now he wants to create another resort to showcase the best approach to green building. Click for more.

Aruba's Bucuti Beach offers a green experience

Bucuti Beach Resort, a pioneer in sustainabllity, is offering guests many opportunities to learn more about Aruba’s environment, culture and history. Click for more.

Mark Hansen carving a niche from tropical hardwoods

He’s carved out a niche for his extraordinary wooden products, with artistic detail and island durability. Click for more.

The buzz about bees

It’s a sweet mission, especially for Francis Jackman, who is thought to have honey flowing through his veins. Click for more.

Sustainable farming in St. Croix

Virgin Island Sustainable Farm Institute serves up slow food dinners that nourish you and the environment. Click for more.

Deaton film focuses on lionfish

Respected St. Thomas filmmaker Paul Cater Deaton has produced a documentary titled "Lionfish, The Beautiful Outlaw.” The deadly lionfish first appeared in Caribbean waters in the 1990s and quickly multiplied. Click for more.

Blue Flag beauties

Beauty at the beach is more than skin deep. The Blue Flag program works towards sustainable development at beaches and marinas. Click for more.

Virgin Island filmaker featured on Google Earth

The newest version of Google Earth includes video content by an underwater filmmaker from the Virgin Islands. Paul Cater Deaton contributed six video compositions. Two of his productions focus on the Caribbean. Click for more.