Bahama's vertical school project wins global prize

Grand Bahama's Bishop Michael Eldon School's vertical hydroponics garden project has been named as one of five global winners of the Foundation of Environmental Education GAIA 20:30 Biodiversity Campaign Best Practice Competition.

Cyprus, Germany, India, and Spain were the other winners.

The competition was organized by FEE's Learning About Forest (LEAF) program. The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) is the official FEE representative for The Bahamas and manages the Eco-Schools Bahamas and Young Reporters for the Environment programs.

Cheng Bee Selim-Dela Pena, BMES eco-schools coordinator, said: "I am grateful for our BMES achievement. Thanks to the ever-supportive administration, Mrs. Sheryl Wood, our principal and her team, and all the organizations who have supported our school throughout these years in our journey as an Eco-school." 

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