Green topics are on the agenda

The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) has an open forum every Thursday afternoon from 2:30pm to 3:30pm when guest speakers address the audience about a variety of environmental interests.

UCCI’s Cascade accommodates 80 people and all are welcome to attend at no cost. Presentations are followed by a discussion about related environmental topics.

Says UCCI’s Associate Professor, Lilian Hayball ‘The UCCI Guest Speaker programme has been running for some time at UCCI, and our students benefit from the knowledge of experts here in Cayman. With more space available we are able to invite more to share this learning, energising experience.’

Next month there are four presentations on a variety of environmental topics. Dr. Rodrigues, Assistant Director at the Department of Environmental Health will be presenting ‘Energy – the Science, Economics and Politics’ on Thursday March 6.

On March 13, people can learn how they make a difference to the environment through Mr. Jim Knapp’s presentation, ‘I CAN build Cayman’s first-ever carbon neutral home and lead by example’. Attendees will learn how Mr. Knapp built his own carbon-neutral home here in Cayman, thereby saving on energy bills as well as helping the environment in the process.

Facilitated by Mr. David Watler of the Cayman Utilities Company, ‘How companies can protect the environment and improve efficiency’ will offer all members of organisations insight into how they can not only reduce costs associated with power bills but also make their contribution as good corporate citizens towards preserving Cayman’s environment. On 27 March guests can explore the ocean depths via a presentation from Gary Montemayor of called ‘Deep See Cayman’. The presentation will consist of a video taken by the Remotely Operated Vehicle, or ROV, taken at a depth of 2000 feet off Cayman’s coral wall.

For more information or to volunteer a presentation on a topical environmental issue, contact Lilian Hayball ([email protected]) or Lennon Bhagwandin [email protected] or telephone 949-9580.

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