By Akieva Powell, winner of the Junior Recycling Competition “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle” is a common idea expressed by adults and children alike. What does it mean to recycle? Recycling is the action or process of converting waste into reusable material (Oxford English Dictionary). It’s an opportunity to extend the life of an item by… Continue reading Impacts of Recycling on the Environment
Author: Jerdayne Hayles According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it is estimated that 20-30% of food produced in Jamaica is wasted. This is equivalent to US $7 billion. Food is one of the most common waste items sent to landfills. At these landfills, food produces the greenhouse gas methane on a large scale… Continue reading Food Waste: Is there cause for concern?
Contributed by Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns, Opposition Spokesperson on Land, Environment & Climate Change The San San Bird Sanctuary sign lies on the ground after road works in San San, Portland, have begun Kingston, October 11, 2021: As nations around the globe celebrated World Migratory Bird Day on October 9, 2021, an agency of the Government… Continue reading GOJ Damages Trees and Sanctuaries on World Migratory Bird Day
A Statement by Senator Sophia Frazer Binns, Shadow Minister of Land, Environment and Climate Change to Mark the International day of Clean Air 2021 As the nation marks “International Day of Clean Air” 2021 under the theme “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet”, we must reflect on the state of our air. One of our most precious… Continue reading ￼Healthy Air, Healthy Planet
Author: Jerdayne Hayles The worldwide changes in climate and the environment have become a key focal point for society as of recently, with small scale movements initiated to combat these disturbances. Fast-tracked global warming, in particular, makes it increasingly difficult for regions to adapt and mitigate effectively. The burning of fossil fuels largely contributes to… Continue reading Geothermal Energy: A Climate Change Solution?