On Monday February 5th, 2024 members of the Ethan S. Bain Environmental Health Foundation (ESBEHF) paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, to discuss the group’s current projects and future objectives. During the meeting, representatives from ESBEHF highlighted the environmental challenges facing our country, particularly littering and the improper disposable of waste. The group also spoke to the Minister about the critical role students and environmental health professionals play in a sustainable future for the country. The meeting concluded with discussions on partnership opportunities between the Ministry and ESBEHF. Formed in 2006 in memory of Bahamian environmentalist Ethan S. Bain, the local nonprofit is focused on providing scholarships and professional development opportunities for environmental health professionals. The group has also provided garbage bins and cleaning supplies to various local non-profit organizations and community groups and launched an anti-littering campaign in 2023. Pictured from l to r: Jacqueline Bain, Founder, ESBEHF, the Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Janice Miller, Foundation Chair and Shonalee Johnson, Assistant Chair at ESBEHF.
Photo Credit: Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources