New cooperation with FBTT Travel and Taber Tours27 June, 2019
Taber tours celebrate their 60th anniversary. In honor of that celebration Taber Tours, FBTT Green Phenix and Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao decided to partner up and bring an innovative awareness campaign to the schools of Curacao.Read more
#maketheturtlesmile23 May, 2019
On Thursday, May 23rd the #artforawareness installation in the Sambil Mall was officially opened. The art installation is a combination of sea turtle pictures, a plastic ocean made out op plastic bottles with sea turtles swimming in it, an wall painting, a curtain made out of bottle caps and waves that demonstrate cutlery cleaned form the shoreline of potential sea turtle nesting beaches.Read more
Wildlife Podcast - Sabine Berendse shares how she build a community-based organization to protect sea turtles on Curacao26 February, 2019
Sabine is a global goodwill ambassador, founder of the Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao organization. In this episode she shares the importance of social media in our environmental and wildlife campaigns. Her unique background in psychology brings hope to sea turtle conservation from a different perspective. She proves that all voices are unique and that we can all make a difference for all wildlife and protect our ocean.
Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao & Green Phenix win Grassroots Conservation Award22 February, 2019
Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao & Green Phenix win Grassroots Conservation Award
Last week Sabine Berendse and Ard Vreugdenhil represented Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao during the 39th International Sea Turtle Symposium in Charleston. They participated in 6 workshops, presented in 3, showed the music video “Can you see” which was made at the beginning of 2018 and was a collaborative project with a dozen local artists. Sabine Berendse also presented in the “Future of Conservation” session.
Global Goodwill Ambassador07 January, 2019
Press release – January 7
Saturday, January 5th, Sabine Berendse, founder of Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao and Green Phenix was recognized as Global Goodwill ambassador. This recognition is given to people performing humanitarian work while promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. Key is taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. GGA is an unbiased group that is 7,000 strong in 170 countries and counting. Since Berendse is the first to be appointed in Curacao, the GAA now welcomes Curacao in their midst. We are very proud an honored to have received this recognition and will continue with even more faith on our mission to make Curacao the heart of a circular revolution in the Caribbean.Read more
Waste No More - Crowdfunding26 November, 2018
Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao and Green Phenix launch a crowdfunding for a pilot project “Waste no more” that fights plastic pollution in the Caribbean at the core of the problem. The project facilitates 20 talented and passionate people work on a solution for the plastic pollution problem. Inspired by Dave Hakkens Precious Plastic V4, “waste no more” aims to build capacity for the Caribbean region, to repurpose waste plastic into meaningful products and to start a circular revolution throughout the Caribbean.Read more
Green Phenix wins another Public's Choice Award!23 November, 2018
In the 20th edition of the Innovation Award Curacao, organized by CITI, Green Phenix was nominated in 3 categories. The Sustainable Innovation Award, the Social Innovation Award and the Public Choice Award.
In the Sustainable and Social innovation categories a professional jury had to decide between the top 3 projects. “100% green portion controlled cleaning” won in the Sustainable category and “From detention to successful businessman” won in the social category. Well deserved! It was a huge honor to in the top 3 with these other amazing projects.
After a very interesting race with “Skenicash” Green Phenix had the most votes of the public at the moment of closing. We are extremely grateful to everybody that voted for Green Phenix and we would also like to thank CITI for organizing the event, the judges and the public. Masha masha danki!Read more
Trade Mission01 October, 2018
From the 20th – 30th of September Green Phenix went on a trade mission to the Netherlands. The aim was to explore potential collaborations, get more exposure and look for alternative machinery so that we will be able to recycle a larger part of the plastic waste that is collected on Curacao and transform the waste into new products.Read more
Green Phenix win's Public Choice award30 August, 2018
Present Your Startup is an accelerator program that connects startups, businesses and investors. The program started in Haarlem, but is also active in New York and Curacao. This year it is the second time Present Your Startup is held in Curacao and it is a regional program. The Caribbean program started with 40 participants from different islands. During the Semi-Finals in May the 5 best contestants were chosen. These participants entered a 100 day training program to make them investor ready. In the finals they get 3 minutes to pitch their ideas and to get the interest of potential partners and investors.Read more