Ms. Sheppard is a Barbadian environmentalist who for 11 years directed the Caribbean Conservation Association - a broad-based non-governmental organisation which fostered links between government and NG0s in the region.
Ms. Shepherd's work has had significant impact on the Caribbean environment.
Caribbean Conservation Association (CCA)
A Caribbean non-governmental organisation, founded in 1967, CCA has brought together governments and NG0s in the region to work together for sustainable development. CCA is the implementing agency for UNEP's Caribbean Action Plan on environmental education and public awareness in 28 states.
Edward L. Towle
Dr. Towle established the island resources foundation in 1971 to promote sound management of island ecosystems.
He was the founder president of the Caribbean Conservation Association. Dr. Towle works mainly with young people in his environmental programmes.
Arthur Beresford Archer
An environmental engineer and a pioneer in promoting sound environmental management in Barbados.
Since 1971, he has played an important role in advancing the cause of the environment and in mobilising action towards solutions at the national and Caribbean regional levels.
He organized and managed the environmental engineering division, marine water quality monitoring service, Barbados' first oil spill contingency plan, air and ground water pollution studies, initiated the occupational health monitoring service in the ministry of health in Barbados, and the environmental and health protection requirements of physical developments.
Susan Mahon of the Barbados Environmental Association (BEA) initiated a project "National Gully Week" to highlight the plight of polluted gullies through educational promotional campaigns.
The message was that illegal dumping was serious in the community and it was the citizens' responsibility to practise proper waste disposal. The result was the removal of 805 tons of garbage during a three week clean-up period.
Now, over a year later, the gully is garbage-free and the community is focussing on educating the public on proper waste management practices.