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“make green a journey and a destination in the BVI” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Green VI Glass Studio

Green VI Glass Studio
Cane Garden Bay | Opposite Myett's, VG1110, Tortola
+1 284-495-3344
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Owner description: A local not-for-profit working toward a Greener, Cleaner and Healthier British Virgin Islands OUR MISSION: To demonstrate the principles and benefits of sustainable living in the beautiful BVI through education and practical projects. Project themes include waste, water and energy. OUR VISION: A green, clean, healthy, and prosperous BVI, in which a balance is maintained between development and conservation of the natural environment. Our glass studio offers glass blowing demonstrations. The Glass Studio creates a variety of beautiful recycled glass goods, perfect for your home or as gifts. We invite you to come down to Green VI's Glass Studio to see the glass blowers in action. Experience local creativity and artwork while doing your part to go green in the BVI.
Purdue-Indiana
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“make green a journey and a destination in the BVI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

the Green VI Glass Studio in Can Garden Bay on Tortola is a really neat place to visit—it is amazing what they can do with recycled glass! their table full of starfish reminds me of once snorkeling and looking down and seeing dozens of starfish on the sea floor (okay, maybe they weren't green and blue, but just as beautiful). mother nature is so generous in what she shares, and green vi glass studio is doing more than their fair share to help. yes there are beautiful art pieces—fish, turtles, starfish—handmade onsite, often while you’re watching. but their story is quite engaging to anyone who appreciates this island for more than just a painkiller on the beach.

Charlotte will give you the back story, but tell you recycling glass is part of a means to end… hopefully the end of pollution that’s part of long chain of waste that ultimately “ends up in the sea” if we’re not careful. she and her partner have found a niche that can have rippling effects: recycling glass leads to less waste; using recycled cooking oil to heat ovens leads to greater efficiencies; hiring and training local students gets the community involved (what some call ‘social entrepreneurship’).

the Green VI Glass Studio produces beautiful glass pieces that you can take home… they’ll even wrap your purchase in recycled paper and t-shirts. stop by and talk to them about the works, ask Lion to sign one of his, and engage them in conversation about the island.

Visited January 2014
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“Fun stop while at Cane Garden ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

As part of our boat charter this year we went to Cane Garden and the Green VI Glass Studio. We were able to watch them blow several pieces of glass. While doing so they were very pleasant and explained the glass they use, it's all recycled. The prices are reasonable and they ship. They cannot give you the shipping price because they take it weekly to St Thomas. Please be aware they take Visa and Mastercard but not American Express.
This is a place you should stop by and visit while at Cane Garden.

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“Helping make Tortola a better place to live”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The recycled glass studio at Cane Garden Bay not only produces beautiful giftware from beer bottle glass, but it's saving the island and ocean for all. The glass blowers are passionate about their mission and decorative product they produce. To make sure you aren't buying "Made in China", this is the place to shop.

Visited January 2014
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“Master of Glass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The recycled glass products made at Green Glass Studio are beautiful. The recycle factor makes them even more impressive. The studio is off the main road and you may overlook it. Ask someone if you don't find it immediately. It is just behind Myett's.

Visited July 2013
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“What great artisans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Such a wonderful surprise at Cane Garden Bay. Using all recycled glass the local artisan glass blowers create unique and fun items...

Visited November 2013
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