Learn from the best teachers - from the safety of your home
Video based training and complementary study resources
Our platform offers Caribbean-focused content and resources on the theme "Education for Sustainable Development". We have a heavy bias to young people who are going to experience the worst effects of climate change. CZITT created and curated thousands of video lessons for secondary schools students and those interested in Sustainability.
The Carbon Zero Institute of Trinidad and Tobago, CZITT (Pronounced “Seize it”) was founded in 2016, following the Paris Agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. The Founder, Donald Baldeosingh, is an electrical engineer and social entrepreneur who served as Chair of Petrotrin, the national oil company of Trinidad and Tobago.
He recognised the immense challenge involved in decarbonising the country’s and Caribbean region’s energy matrix. He also saw the threat of climate change to the Caribbean as Small Island Developing States. Hence he started CZITT with a mission to raise awareness and create action in the fight against climate change.
Our vision is for Trinidad and Tobago to be a carbon neutral country and a leader in sustainable practices. CZITT targeted secondary schools where we continue to engage with the next generation of leaders, the ones who future generations will depend on to do things better. CZITT partners with schools, corporations, state sector and other civil society organisations in practical projects to reduce and offset carbon emissions.
In early 2020, CZITT moved from being an Initiative to an Institute, in order to add more focus on Research and Partnering, and to expand operations elsewhere in the Caribbean. Immediately following our name change, the world was struck with the COVID-19 pandemic, one outcome of which was that schools in the Caribbean were closed. This affected more than 600,000 secondary school students in the Caribbean. CZITT quickly responded to the void created in education by creating this Platform which we believe will help define the future of Caribbean education. Please use and share.
His Excellency Justice Anthony Carmona SC ORTT
Fifth and Former President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago,
Patron of CZITT
“I have faith in what CZITT is doing. Because you are invoking in fact a force, an army, that will not surrender. And I am talking about our children.”