Dear Friends, Belize recently joined most of the world in observing Earth Day #40. Guess I'm really getting old since I remember Earth Day #1 - smile. Of course, the students and staff at Holy Cross were engaged in many Earth friendly activities which included a community clean-up, preparing educational posters, planting trees and becoming more aware of the fragile home we all share. (please see the attached photos)
And what better time to highlight the construction progress being made on our very green, environmentally sound, ecologically beneficial bathroom facility! Please take a moment to read the following article which recently appeared in Ambergris Today. We continue to be grateful to the Episcopal Church Women for their generous grant and to the volunteer teams for their hard work.
Holy Cross is very proud of the wonderful things happening at the school and in the neighborhood of San Mateo. With your help and support we will continue to improve and be able to offer a sound education, feeding program, dental care, school supplies, tennis shoes and tons of love to many disadvantaged children in San Pedro. Please celebrate Spring and another Earth Day by sending your contribution to: Holy Cross Anglican School; San Pedro Town; Ambergris Caye, Belize. Many thanks and blessings! Francis
Holy Cross Goes "State-of-the-Art' With a little help from our friends.
The Holy Cross Anglican School is building a state of the art composting toilet system and water garden. The equipment room of this system will be incorporating the most advanced state of the arts Green building system in the world. The SABS building system is 100% recyclable and the finished product produces a category 5 hurricane resistant building, it is also earthquake resistant and water proof.
Richard Hess and Marcel Goneau, of Goneau-Hess Architectural design and construction here in San Pedro, have donated their time and expertise to make this happen for the school. They have also allowed the school to purchase all the materials to build this building at their cost.
This system is less expensive and quicker to build than a concrete building of the same size, which makes it very affordable. All future construction at Holy Cross Anglican School will be done using the SABS eco-friendly building system. For further information on this system please call Richard or Marcel at 667-7083.
Along with the actual building and the Aquatron Composting Toilet System, we are going to be building a state of the art water garden using UV lights to kill all bacteria and viruses as well as plants and limestone to purify the gray water from the school and toilets. This water then will be recycled and used to flush the toilets. The system has been designed by a volunteer in Minnesota who specializes in designing and installing water garden systems for the state of Minnesota.
This will make our septic system the most advanced state of the art system in Central America. Holy Cross will keep the public updated on the building progress.
Holy Cross Anglican School
San Pedro Town
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Labels: Special events