Director Richmond Vale Academy
Chateaubelair, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Stina Herberg is born in Norway and has more than 30 years of experience working with education and community mobilization. After several climate change disasters affecting thousands of people across our islands the Academy launched The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference Program in 2012.
The Program seeks to educate, raise awareness and mobilize people to take action as it it offers a practical solutions to meet the climate emergency head on.
Since the initiation of the standing action conference more than 800 participants from the Caribbean and the rest of the world have participated. Together with hundreds of people in St. Vincent, the participants have removed 30 tons of trash from beaches, rivers and streets, initiated recycling rallies, planted 30 000 trees, created 200 ecological home gardens, taught hundreds of lessons on climate compliance in communities, schools, universities, radio and TV.
The Academy has transformed it’s 30 acre farm to a non chemical sustainable farm. The Academy produces 100% of its electricity from solar installations. Currently the Academy is engaged in marine initiatives like coral restoration and mangrove planting, training ecological farmers while continuing tree-planting, awareness and clean up actions.