To collaborate with island agencies to teach children about their connection with nature and to empower them to be leaders in the protection and restoration of their local environment, particularly the coral reef.
Unlike environmental organizations that attempt to effect change from without, WaterWays Caribbean works to make a difference from within. Our organization seeks business leaders from island nations who will sponsor local environmental projects. WaterWays Caribbean staff and volunteers then train local educators and students to design, implement, and monitor projects that conserve the local marine ecosystems. Through these efforts, the next generation of leaders will protect the environment which provides economic stability to the islands.
WaterWays has seen much success since our founding in 2004! Part of that has been to include work in the Tennessee Valley, through our subsidiary, formerly the Tenne-SEA Clean Water Project (now WaterWays) and our outdoor gear resale shop, The Gear Closet. Through collaboration with the electric utilities, government entities, resorts, and community groups, thousands of students and teachers are more attuned to conservation of their local resources.
The main office of WaterWays is in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We also have an office in St. Lucia from which our Program Director works.
Look through these pages to see students at work and how YOU can help us further our mission . . . to put students in charge of protecting their environment.