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Energy Office Wins Award From SEA
The St. Croix Environmental Association awarded its Good Government Award for 2007 to the V.I. Energy Office at its annual meeting in November at the Buccaneer Hotel and Resort on St. Croix.
Carol Cramer-Burke, program manager for 500 member organization, in presenting the award, said that the Energy Office has worked hard in the last year promoting good environmental policy. She emphasized the Energy Office’s rebate program for residents who invest in alternative energy and the Junior Solar Sprint program which helps teach students about solar power.
She also pointed out that the Energy Office, a division of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, during the last year had partnered with SEA in showing environmental films free to residents at the University of Virgin Islands.
She said, “We have enjoyed working to with the Energy Office this year and look forward to working with the office in the future.” She added, after the meeting that SEA which was organized in 1986 does not present a Good Government Award every year. She explained, “We award it only when we see an agency that warrants special attention for its environmental action and programs and the Energy Office definitely fits that description.”
Paul Chakroff, SEA new managing director, presented the award to the Energy Office Don Buchanan. Buchanan said, “The Energy Office enjoyed working with SEA and we too look for more future partnerships.”
May Cornwall, executive director of the V.I. Waste Management Authority, gave the keynote speech at the meeting. Also speaking was Richard Smullen, vice president of environmental health and safety at Hovensa.
Carlos Tesitor and Ditty Layton were recognized for their years of service with SEA and. Lisa Yntema won the Environmentalist of the Year award, but was not present to receive it.
Virgin Islands Energy future
June Workshop in Christiansted Will Focus on Clean Energy Strategies
EDIN-USVI Energy Workshop will be at the Bjerget House, 56-58 Hill Street in Christiansted, St. Croix, on June 11.
Energy Selects Employees of the Year
Karl Knight, Director of Virgin Islands Energy Office, announced at the end of May, that Miguel Quinones, St. Thomas, and Radclyffe Percy, St.Croix, were chosen as the Virgin Islands Energy Office “2011 Employee of the Year” for their respective districts.
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