Editorial Staff
2 months ago

Editorial Staff
2 months ago

DOE EV raffle won by Crispin Thomas.

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Exciting news! The highly anticipated winner of the “Let’s Get Ready” Campaign has been announced by the Department of Environment.

This innovative initiative was designed to raise public awareness and reduce carbon emissions across the nation, and it’s been a huge success!

And the grand prize winner of an electric vehicle is none other than the amazing Crispin Thomas! Congratulations, Crispin! Your contribution to this campaign has been invaluable, and we thank you for your dedication to our environmental goals.

The campaign was not only a fun way to engage citizens in Antigua and Barbuda, but it also helped gather essential data through various surveys.

Respondents were given exciting incentives, including a chance to win various prizes such as an Electric Vehicle (EV), landscaping equipment, mosquito traps, and more.

This campaign has been a significant step forward in our efforts to achieve our 2030 environmental goals, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of Antigua and Barbuda’s fantastic citizens.

Director of the Department of Environment, Ambassador Diann Black-Layne said the campaign is an important step towards commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon footprints.

“By collecting vital data, we can better understand and address climate change challenges while involving our community,” she said

The initiative went above and beyond citizen participation, as it also extended its reach to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) who were invited to collaborate and join efforts in collecting information, selling raffle tickets, and retaining proceeds to fund Climate Change interventions within their organizations and communities.

This collaborative approach enabled the collection of valuable data, community fundraising, and promoted awareness of innovative climate change technologies.

According to Sir Molwyn Joseph, the Minister of Health and Environment, this is the first time that the Department has been funded by various projects focused on gathering data related to emissions and energy usage in the Transport Sector of Antigua and Barbuda.

The initiative aimed to guide interventions and raise awareness about climate change resilience and adaptation strategies.

Sir Molwyn Joseph further stated that, despite not meeting the initial targets, the initiative was still a success.

It was able to generate over 2,974 raffle tickets and 732 completed surveys, raising just over $40,000.00XCD for ten stakeholders.

The DOE (Department of Environment) awarded an Electric Vehicle (EV) as the grand prize to the lucky winner, Crispin Thomas. Additionally, various landscaping tools were presented to other winners as part of the initiative’s efforts to promote sustainable practices.

– Anna-Maria won a G.W. Lawnmower valued at $715

– Cortez Osbourne won a STIHL Lawnmower valued at $500

– Quincey Stone won an EGO Leafblower valued at $280

– Brandon Browne won a STIHL Hedge-trimmer valued at $250

The proceeds from the raffle were allocated to partners actively involved in survey administration:

  1. Antigua and Barbuda Bus Association
  2. Antigua Football Association
  3. Victory Centre
  4. Rotary Club
  5. Rotaract Club
  6. Vipers Cycling Club
  7. Five Islands Football Team
  8. JCI Antigua
  9. 11th Hour Daycare
  10. Macedonia Community Development & Support Services Inc.

The DOE extends its appreciation to all participants, partners, and citizens involved in making this initiative a success.

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