Ogier funds CCMI’s Green Guide

Ogier has partnered with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute to produce a special publication to educate residents and visitors about Cayman’s marine environment.

The publication, titled Green Guide to the Cayman Islands: The Marine Environment, offers a comprehensive look at the challenges faced by Cayman’s aquatic life and offers up easy ways to reduce human impact on this fragile ecosystem. The first copies of the guide will be available at its launch event today at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

“Ogier is pleased to support the CCMI in its mission to protect and preserve Cayman’s marine environment,” said Managing Partner James Bergstrom. “We are fortunate to live and work in the Cayman Islands, where the accessibility of the ocean makes it a vital part of our daily life. Educating the community about biodiversity and the vulnerability of these resources is an important step in preserving this important part of Cayman’s heritage, and ensuring that it can be enjoyed by future generations.”

The Green Guide sets out to illustrate how our everyday life is inextricably linked to the natural environment that surrounds us in Cayman, and expose some of the shocking threats to our most critical habitats and species. With its comprehensive format and vibrant photography, the publication aims to communicate to businesses, residents and visitors the value of preserving the biodiversity of our islands in a friendly and informative way, as well as to inspire each individual to make changes that will have a positive impact on the environment and on our own quality of life. With its concise discussion of environmental footprints and tips on ways to reduce individual impact, the Green Guide also offers come concrete examples of the best green practices to help preserve the environment.

This inaugural annual publication will be distributed islands-wide by the end of 2007.

‘Our partnership with Ogier has allowed us to take this idea and create a beautiful booklet that is aimed to raise awareness and share knowledge about our relationship with our environment’, comments Jim O’Neill from the CCMI Executive Board.

Ogier is one of the leading providers of offshore legal and fiduciary services, operating from the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, London, New Zealand and Montevideo.

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute was incorporated in 1998 as a non-profit 501c3 organization. CCMI was established as an international charitable organization after becoming incorporated in the Cayman Islands (2002) and in the UK in 2004.

Since its first years, CCMI has proven a valuable asset to the effort of understanding changing coral reef and tropical marine environments, and its research and education programs have established a solid foundation for future reef education and awareness in the Caribbean and for students and researchers from around the world.

To participate in any of CCMI’s Education programmes, please email [email protected]

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