National Carnival

Development Foundation

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In our continuing efforts to transform Mas into a sustainable Industry, the National Carnival Development Foundation is embarking on a ground breaking project entitled ‘Mas Gone Green’.

The primary goal of this project is to have Mas Costumes made with environmentally friendly raw materials and to provide the necessary support to our members in achieving this objective over a 3 – 5 year period.

We are undertaking a Baseline Study on the Environmental Impacts of the conventional Mas Costumes to determine what are the environmental impacts associated with Carnival costuming throughout its life cycles, including J’ouvert, Ole Mas, Pretty Mas and Kings and Queens Costumes and with an aim towards investigating, modifying and substituting more environmentally friendly methods, materials and processes within the Mas Costuming Industry. The Baseline Study will entail data collection that will document the types, quantum and usage of materials in the Mas costume manufacturing process as well as the types and quantity of waste being generated and collected.

We have contracted Environmental Consultants Anton Manoo and Laura Rambarran-Seepersad to undertake this Baseline Study and we seek your support with the data gathering exercise which will be done by the Consultants, either in person and/or telephone and/or via email. All information collected will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Should you require any further information/clarification please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Gisele Williams at 223-8722.

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