Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 20, 2018 – Nassau – Officials of the Economic Development and Planning Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister, along with their partners from the Department of Environmental Health Services and the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority, Wednesday launched the Over-the-Hill Clean-up Campaign aspect of the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative with a press conference in the Board Room, Office of the Prime Minister, Cecil V. Wallace-Whitfield Centre, West Bay Street.Officials later presented Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis (third right) with the first Tee-Shirt commemorating the launch of the clean-up campaign which will take place January 19-21 (2018) in the Bain and Grants Town and Centreville Communities.Photo shows (from left): Mr. Sean Adderley, Director, Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority; Ms. SallyAnn Chisolm, Chief Health Inspector, Department of Environmental Health Services; Dr. Nicola Virgill-Rolle, PhD., Director, Economic Development and Planning Unit, Office of the Prime Minister; Prime Minister Minnis; Ms. Melanie McKenzie, Director, Department of Environmental Health Services and Mr. Kemie Jones, Project Manager, Economic Development and Planning Unit, Office of the Prime Minister.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Related Items:
June 27, 2014 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Forget running to the store to buy bags of ice for your next summer cookout. A new cooler uses dirt to keep your drinks cool. That’s right, the earthy stuff under your feet.Created by Demark-based eCool, the “earth cooler” is installed underground in your backyard and uses the deep soil under it to keep your favorite beverages chilled to perfection. No ice or electricity required.Not exactly portable, the cooler requires you to dig a permanent hole in your yard or terrace where you want to put it. However, that doesn’t mean you’re going to have to tear up the whole garden. The circular cooler is just 9 inches in diameter and requires a hole a little under 4 feet deep, leaving plenty of room in the backyard for that tomato plant you bought at the farmer’s market last weekend.Related: A ‘Smart’ Cup That Knows What You?re Drinking — And Counts the CaloriesHere’s a video showing how it works:Related: This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying DronesInstalling the cooler is a job that the company says can be taken care of by a 22-inch garden drill if you happen to have one laying around, but could also likely be handled in a few hours with your average shovel.Once it’s all set up, the $350 cooler can hold 24 of your favorite beverages. It’s insulated to help protect it from hot summer days a frosty winter nights, and has a crank on the side to both lower drinks down and bring beverages to the surface when you’re ready to enjoy them. Even better, the setup doesn’t require any electricity to operate, so you can grab a cold one even if the power’s out.Drinks can be stored overnight and year round, so you could theoretically fill the cooler up with a case of Coke in January, drink a few, and pull out a cold one from the same case during a summer BBQ in July.Related: A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.