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dr colin hudson
BARBADOS' BEST KNOWN environmentalist and innovator, Dr Colin Hudson,
Hudson, who turned 66 just 38 days ago, died of a suspected heart attack
at his Edgehill, St Thomas home in the wee hours of yesterday morning
as he was preparing for the regular Sunday morning hike which he had
been leading for 25 years.
Fresh after graduating from Cambridge University, he came to Barbados
in the mid-1960s on a short-term contract for Sir John Saint. When his
contract expired, Sir John asked him to remain.
Hudson was one of the advisors to the United Nation's environmental
project, Greening Barbados, and more recently Green Expo 2003, and was
the coordinator of the hugely successful Village of Hope of the 1994
United Nations Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small
Island Developing States.
He is survived by his father, 95-year-old John Hudson, of England,
children Stella, of Wales, and Chris, of England, and partner Maureen
Watson, of Barbados.
February 23 Report (Daily Nation)
AN APPRECIATION on the life of Dr Colin Hudson by Dr Joth Singh, executive
director of Caribbean Conservation
IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS that we at the Caribbean Conservation Association
learned of Dr Colin Hudson's passing.
Not only Barbados, but the region on a whole has lost an outstanding
environmentalist and inventor. Hudson will always be remembered for
the invaluable contribution he made in promoting practical solutions
to assist in conservation and sustainable development.
He lived the old adage of practising what you preach. Through his inventions
he demonstrated that conservation and sustainable development were everyone's
responsibility and not just a select few.
More importantly, he highlighted that they can be achieved through
creative ways and in some instances by simple means. His tyre garden
is a perfect example.
The environment has lost one of its strongest allies. Though he may
be gone, he'll never be forgotten, especially for his role as co-ordinator
of the Village Of Hope, a parallel activity to the United Nations Global
Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing
States, and as facilitator of the Future Centre Trust, an initiative
We at the Caribbean Conservation Association extend our deepest sympathy
to his family, friends and colleagues.
May he rest in peace.