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Nu Tijd Voor Greentown 1
Antilliaans Dagblad, 26 January 2017

Now it's the time for GreenTown

Open letter to the Government of Curaçao. By Sven Rusticus. Greentown Curacao is ready to begin. The lease agreement with PdVSA expires in 2019, and will not be extended, and the talks with Chinese company GZE are not transparent, it is time to c…

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David Andres
GreenTown, 04 December 2015

David Dick new president GreenTown

Today, David Dick has been appointed as new president of GreenTown Curaçao. David took over the presidency of co-founder and president Andres Casimiri.

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Voor De Kpning Gaat De Isla Wel Plat
Antilliaans Dagblad, 01 February 2015

For the King, Isla shuts down

For the people of Curaçao living under the - literally - choking smoke from the Isla, it is hoped that King Willem-Alexander comes often to the island.

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Voor Drie Miljard Het Ship In AD
Antilliaans Dagblad, 22 January 2015

Risking 3 billion, or

The government of Curaçao faces a complex choice. Will the country Curaçao continue to lease of a polluting, unprofitable ISLA refinery to PDVSA? Will it invest billions in modernizing the refinery, or ....

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Multi Disciplinairy Team And Greentown
GreenTown , 18 November 2014

GreenTown meets MDT Curaçao

GreenTown meets the Multi Discipline Team on Curaçao. This is the committee that has been appointed by the government to make an objective decision on the future of the refinery site. The meeting was constructive. GreenTown has explained its visio…

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Greentown Amigoe September 2014
Amigoe, 02 September 2014

GreenTown develops a Masterplan

Meer steun verwerven voor een alternatief gebruik van het Isla-terrein en het opstellen van een concreet plan zijn de voornaamste doelstellingen van de Nederlandse zusterstichting van Green Town Curaçao. De stichting hoopt hiermee twijfelende politic…

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Andres Casimiri Greentown Party 23082014
GreenTown Party Amsterdam, 23 August 2014

Speech Andres Casimiri

Ik sprak al eerder in Nederland over de milieuramp die zich al jaren op Curaçao voltrekt. Met een organisatie zoals SMOC richten we ons al een tijd op een overheid die de wet met betrekking tot de bestuursrechtelijke handhaving en naleving van milieu…

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Greentown Angels 23082014
GreenTown Party Amsterdam, 23 August 2014

GreenTown expands its angels network

GreenTown expands its network of highly involved ambassadors, called the GreenTown Angels. Do you also want to be one of the GreenTown angels, please contact us! There is a lot of work to be done, and its fun!

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Greentown Nederland
Antilliaans Dagblad, 22 August 2014

Launch of GreenTown Curaçao Netherlands

Launch of GreenTown Curaçao Netherlands. The first meeting of the Greentown Foundation Curacao Netherlands has taken place. The objective of the Foundation is to support the Foundation in Curaçao, and promote and support a 100% sustainable Curaçao…

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Alexrosaria
Den Haag - Plein 14, 03 June 2014

GreenTown meets Alex Rosaria

Today, GreenTown had a more than three hours informal discussion with Alex Rosaria, the leader of Partido PAIS, one of the political parties that form the Government of Curaçao.

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Bod Greentown Op Isla Bijgesneden
Antilliaans Dagblad, 28 February 2014

Bid GreenTown on Isla

Bod GreenTown op Isla. In ruil voor de garantie dat voor alle huidige werknemers van de Isla-raffinaderij de werkgelegenheid gewaarborgd blijft, wil GreenTown de Isla kopen voor het symbolische bedrag van 1 gulden.

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Tobago And Greentown
GreenTown Curaçao, 07 February 2014

Tobago visits GreenTown

Greentown had an inspiring and interesting conversation with five representatives of the Tobago House of Assembly. They were here for a four-day visit from 6-9 February to get as much information as possible on how Curacao deals with various topics …

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AD 4 December Rotmans
Antilliaans Dagblad, 04 December 2013

Change of eras - Verandering tijdperken

Professor is bezorgd om Curaçao. Willemstad - Professor Jan Rotmans schetst tijdens een lunchpresentatie, met uitzicht op het havengebied en de raffinaderij vanaf de zevende etage in het glas- nieuwe Amicasa-gebouw, de kansen die nú gegrepen moeten…

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AD 7 Dec 2013 Rotmans P15
Antilliaans Dagblad, 02 December 2013

Chaos kan enorm helpen

CHAOS KAN ENORM HELPEN Transitiemanagement van onderop Jan Rotmans inspireert met een heldere boodschap: de wereld om ons heen verandert evolutionair; wie vasthoudt aan oude economische modellen, neemt een groot risico en kiest voor onherstelbare ach…

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Trouw Greentown Deel 2 01102913
Trouw, 01 October 2013

GreenTown in Trouw

Alleen nog de overheid meekrijgen De Isla-raffinaderij op Curaçao is de smerigste plek in het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Andres Casimiri en Sven Rusticus werken aan een schoon alternatief, dat bovendien duizenden banen moet opleveren. Deel 2 van een…

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EIB Letter Central Bank
GreenTown Curaçao, 19 August 2013

GreenTown meets criteria European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has, in a so-called 'Letter of Support' expressed clearly to support the plans of the GreenTown Curaçao Foundation to redevelop the refinery site and harbor as soon as ...

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Jan Rotmans Helpt Greentown
Antilliaans Dagblad, 12 July 2013

Prof. Rotmans helps GreenTown

GreenTown, the organization that advocates for the closure of the refinery in 2019 and re-development of the area that will become available, announced that Prof. Dr. Ir. Jan Rotmans is willing to help GreenTown with its transition and to make Curaça…

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Greentown Parera Opendag 23062012
Parrera, 22 June 2013

Open Day at the Navy

GreenTown holds a booth, next to Damen Shipyards. We distributed 1,000 brochures and talked to many people. Sinuhe Oomen (left) explaining GreenTown to a young couple. Andrés Casimiri (right) with a PDVSA worker. He was afraid he would lose his job i…

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EIB Greentown
Luxembourg, 29 May 2013

European Investment Bank

Today GreenTown Curaçao had a meeting with the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, to discuss financing possibilities for the GreenTown development. The meeting was positive and very constructive; further details cannot be disclosed.

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Greentown Economist Article 22042013
Economist, 22 April 2013

Pressure mounts to find solution to refinery problems

Pressure is mounting on the Curaçao government to find a solution to the major pollution problems generated by the ISLA refinery on the island, following the television screening of a documentary on the severity of the health hazards. The green alter…

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Tweets Doutzen Kroes
Twitter, 02 April 2013

Doutzen Kroes

Ran into GreenTown Curaçao and want to share this amazing initiative with you! Also check: greentowncuracao.com #Curacao

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Meet The Experts - Topa Ku Nos Ekspertonan
GreenTown Symposium, 23 March 2013

Meet The Experts - Topa Ku Nos Ekspertonan

Thank you all for being there yesterday at the WTC. Thank you for all your support and keep up the spirit! Thank you Isla employees for listening to our presentations. GreenTown Curaçao is reaching closer and closer of being a FACT!

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Greentown2
GreenTown Symposium, 23 March 2013

Meet The Experts - Topa Ku Nos Ekspertonan

GreenTown Curacao meeting employees of the Isla refinery. The dialogue has started. We understand each other. And we have a common objective: more jobs, more economic activities and a full stop to the pollution. GreenTown will continue to lobby in Cu…

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Antilliaans Dagblad 15022013
Antilliaan Dagblad, 16 February 2013

GreenTown presents her vision

Op uitnodiging van premier Daniel Hodge heeft een afvaardiging van de Stichting GreenTown, dhr. Andres Casimiri (voorzitter), dhr. Sinuhe Oomen (vice voorzitter) en prof. dr. Jacques van Dinteren van Royal HaskoningDHV, afgelopen vrijdag haar plannen…

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On Curacao, spill adds to tension with PDVSA
Eco Americas, 12 September 2012

On Curacao, spill adds to tension with PDVSA

Alternative vision The refinery would then be replaced by a carbon-neutral community called GreenTown. The new city would generate 10,000 jobs and end annual Isla refinery carbon dioxide emissions of 3 million tons, which make Curaçao per capita the …

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GreenTown presented at TEDX Curacao
Willemstad, 03 December 2011

GreenTown presented at TEDX Curacao

"I have a dream". President of the GreenTown Curaçao Foundation, Andres Casimiri presents the foundation's plans for replacing the current polluting oil industry with a new clean town, based on renewable principles. GreenTown is to become a neutral…

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GreenTown Curacao Symposium
Willemstad, 25 November 2011

GreenTown Curaçao Symposium

Een goede opkomst! Ruim 200 mensen kwamen op de vrijdag avond voor de presentatie van GreenTown Curaçao. Jong, oud(er), man, vrouw, zwart, wit, en alles wat daar tussen zit. Na afloop werd er nog flink gediscussieerd, vragen gesteld, voors en tegens …

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Curacao Young Professionals steunen GreenTown
Willemstad, 08 August 2011

Curaçao Young Professionals support GreenTown

GreenTown Curaçao heeft vier vertegenwoordigers van Kiva Curaçao ontvangen. Kiva Curaçao is een initiatief van een groep Curaçaose Young Professionals die in Nederland studeren en/ of werken. Hun doelstelling is om uiteindelijk de link te vormen tuss…

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Izaline Calister ambassador for GreenTown Curaçao
Willemstad, 05 June 2011

Izaline Calister ambassador for GreenTown Curaçao

Izaline Calister, Curaçao's foremost International composer and singer-songwriter, has enthusiastically signed on as an 'ambassador' for Fundashon GreenTown Curaçao. Calister, who is well-known for her unique jazz style, is very much in sync with the…

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GreenTown Curacao
Telegraaf, 12 April 2011

GreenTown Curaçao

Wie aan Curaçao denkt, ziet witte stranden voor zich en helderblauw water met kleurrijke vissen. Wat weinigen echter weten is dat het Antilliaanse eiland de op één na grootste uitstoter van koolstofdioxide (CO2) per hoofd van de bevolking is. Deskund…

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GreenTown en Andres Bosman van VVD
Den Haag, 23 March 2011

GreenTown meets Dutch Parliament

GreenTown Curacao meets member of Parliament, Andre Bosman, member of the VVD, the largest political party in The Netherland. Mr. Bosman knew about the pollution on Curacao, but was not aware of the Asphalt Lake and the low economic significance of t…

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Former astronaut Wubbo Ockels supports GreenTown Curaçao
Delft, 22 March 2011

Former astronaut Wubbo Ockels supports GreenTown Curaçao

Today we had a very inspiring meeting with professor Wubbo Ockels, former Space Shuttle astronaut and currently professor Sustainable Technology at the Delft University of Technology. Mr. Ockels is very glad to support GreenTown Curacao to create a p…

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GreenTown visits Shell
Den Haag, 11 March 2011

GreenTown meets Shell

GreenTown Curaçao meets and talks to the Shell Foundation. It was a very constructive and positive meeting.

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Curacao Tweede Grootste CO2 Uitstoter Antilliaans Dagblad 9 Maart 2011
Antilliaans Dagblad, 09 March 2011

Curaçao second largest CO2 emittor

Het bestuur van Fundashon Green Town vertrekt halverwege deze maand naar Nederland om daar met verschillende bedrijven en instanties gesprekken te gaan voeren om te kijken hoe de visie van de stichting gerealiseerd kan worden. "Wij zijn op zoek naar …

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GreenTown meets Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte
Willemstad, 03 February 2011

GreenTown meets Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte

GreenTown Curaçao had a 1.5 hour meeting with Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte. The feedback from the Prime Minister was very promising for GreenTown. The Prime Minister supports a sustainable future of Curacao, but first he wants to have a thorough res…

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Antilliaans dagblad
Antilliaans Dagblad, 26 January 2011

GreenTown instead of a refinery

Willemstad - De eerste ‘zero emission town’ in het Caribische gebied. Dat heeft de Fundashon GreenTown voor ogen als alternatief plan voor het Isla- terrein. Gisteravond presenteerden Andrés Casimiri, Sven Rusticus en Alaric Smeets de plannen voor Gr…

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