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Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
May 7, 2010

ELAW has been responsible for helping BELPO establish a website and I have been part of the group building it. It has been a fascinating experience for me. I have learned about environmental issues in Belize and also how to handle the administrative functions for a web site. With oil now spilling in the Gulf and threatening livelihoods and ecosystems the US Supreme Court needs to take a serious look at a recent Supreme Court case in Belize. A Dutch vessel ran aground on the Belize Barrier Reef and destroyed an irreplaceable and pristine acre. The Government of Belize established that the Reef is living and not property, and the Chief Justice set damages higher as a result. See what I mean about what I am learning? It's also fun to use my visual and logical skills to develop the site. In addition, the office manager, Lauren Ice, is a gem and makes me feel at home and valued in my role in the organization.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to learn new things, to use underutilized skills, and to be part of a team.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Adding content to www.belpo.org.