Create a Carbon Neutral Research Base, Seychelles

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Summary

Help GVI and the Seychelles National Parks Authority to reduce their impact on the environment and create a model environmentally sound research base with the installation of a solar energy system.
$10,000
total goal
$9,870
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Curieuse Island is the fifth largest of the inner granitic islands in the Seychelles, and a designated national park. Our research team are responsible for collecting critical biological and physical data on coral reefs, Coco de mer Palms, and turtles on and around the Island. In line with our work and the pristine environment in which we are based, it is important to reduce our impact on the area. In addition unreliable electricity sources inhibit our ability to carry out our critical research

Solution

Installation of a solar power system at Curieuse will provide 24 hour electricity hugely increasing the productivity of the research centre. The system will save 2392 kg of CO2 entering the atmosphere annually hugely reducing our impact on the area.

Long-Term Impact

We will continue with biological monitoring on and around Curieuse Island. The solar system will enable staff and volunteers to collect and analyze increased amounts of data, and will serve as a working model for local NGO's and government bodies.

Resources

http:/​/​www.gvi.org.uk/​
Volunteer in the Seychelles with GVI
GVI Charitable Trust Blog

Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Ross Deans
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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