Ready for a Better Environment?
Breathe Better Air is an organization that raises awareness of environmental and sustainability issues for the citizens of St. Maarten. Their mission is to create a more environmentally conscious island and to help promote a more ecologically healthy lifestyle for the people of St. Maarten..
Breathe Better Air
Ban Single Use Plastics
“At First all I wanted was to Breathe, but the idea transformed into helping my beloved Island and its community live a healthier and more sustainable life.”
A Young Caring Teenager
with a Problem to Solve
Sara Bharwani, Founder
Sara Bharwani is the head of Breathe Better Air, a campaign that works on environmental issues and sustainability for the Island of St Maarten. After Hurricane Irma, a fire began raging on the only landfill on the island from the debris dumped there. It lasted almost the entire year. The burning smoke affected Sara’s health, and she started a campaign to raise awareness about the fire, which was also causing health issues for residents on the island. Because of her efforts alongside other concerned environmental NGOs, the World Bank intervened and eventually extinguished the Dump fires. She continued her activism by bringing awareness to alternatives to single-use plastics, and in November 2020, Parliament passed a law banning single-use plastics. She is the Governor of St Maarten Youth Award recipient, a Parliamentary Youth Council Member, and now, a children’s book author.
Kim Saves the Ocean
Take an eco-friendly journey with Kim and her little straw friend, Emmy, and help clean up the beautiful island of St Marten. In this heartwarming adventure, readers will appreciate the scenic island and ocean beauty while learning an important message about protecting our environment.
From the beginning we’ve been dedicated to making lasting change with our campaigns to better the environment of Sint Maarten.
Kim Saves the Ocean, a children’s book authored by Sara, will launch at the Museum at Emilio’s Estate. World-renowned artist performer and St Maarten celebrity Ms. Clara Reyes will do a book reading for the children attending. Ms. Reyes has also brought the characters to life as the audiobook narrator.Find out more »
What’s the Future
of Sint Maarten’s Environment?
With the help of other envrionmental non-profits and concerned citizens, we hope that our Island will maintain it’s beauty and sustainability providing a healthy future for everyone on St. Maarten.