British Virgin Islands announce Go Green 2010 Festival for Caribbean holidays
The official list of sponsors, supporters, speakers and performing artists participating in the first ever annual BVI Go Green Festival 2010 has finally been announced and confirmed with the full line-up of concerts, seminars and activities scheduled.
With Caribbean holidays soon celebrating the first annual BVI Go Green Festival which is due to take place in the British Virgin Islands. The final list of sponsors and notable artists performing at this two-day event promoting eco-friendly efforts for Caribbean holidays with a number of seminars, fairs, lectures and concerts has been officially announced. Confirmed performers include internationally acclaimed British soul singer Joss Stone, local stars I-YAZ & Jalena, reggae phenomenon Jah Cure, and BVI local acts Showtime Band, DJ Burturm, and MBJ.
Official sponsors for BVI Go Green 2010 festival include Deloitte, LIME, The BVI Tourist Board & Virgin Atlantic. During the 2-day festival, visitors enjoying Caribbean holidays in the BVI islands will be able to walk through an organic and local food fair, the "Growing Green" fair, as well as participate in a number of educational eco-seminars, panel discussions, and party the evenings away at the 2 concert performances to be held at the end of each day.
The Reggae and Calypso Concert and the Go Green Concert is scheduled to take place on 25th and 26th June, respectively, at the Go Green Village at Noel Lloyd Park in Tortola, BVI. The celebration will open with Jah Cure, the new award-winning “High Priest of Reggae;” and will continue with local stars Jalena, a budding songstress well on her way to becoming one of the Caribbean’s leading ladies; MBJ and the popular BVI-based DJ Burturm, getting the party started.
For the delight of those enjoying Caribbean holidays in the British Virgin Islands, the Go Green Concert on 26th June will close the festival with an evening of music, with performances by Joss Stone, as well as R&B and reggae local musician I-YAZ.
“One of the main objectives of this event is to utilize BVI Go Green as a call to action,” declared BVI Go Green Festival Founder Abby O’Neal. “BVI is small enough, at 64 square miles of total land mass and a population of just under 30,000, to be the “greenest,” most carbon neutral territory on the planet. The challenge is passing on the knowledge and making conversions accessible to the people of BVI, we can take better care of our islands regardless of how one feels about climate change; this is where the concept of the BVI Go Green Festival began.”
Among the speakers giving lectures during the festival will be Angela Burnett Penn, Climate Change Co-coordinator for the BVI, Steve Fox, LEED Architect, and Thor Downing, local BVI architect and eco activist, Green VI’s Charlotte McDevitt and Hugh Cresser of Green Globe. Seminars and workshops will address such topics as sustainable tourism development, waste management, composting, energy efficiency, green business practices for the tourism industry and marine conservation for the preservation of the Caribbean holidays appeal of untouched nature and paradisiacal beaches.
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