By: Toshaunaé Norris In sixth-form Biology, I learned about the importance of ecosystems, conservation, and maintaining biodiversity under the umbrella topic of "ecology." During these lessons, we discussed real-life environmental issues in our country, like conerns with mining in the Dry Harbour Mountains.This is an area that I had driven by frequently on my way… Continue reading Why does Environmental Education Matter?
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Biodiversity or Bio-adversity?: A cause for concern
By: Edward Cunningham Biological diversity—or biodiversity—is the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. It forms the web of life, of which we are an integral part and upon which we so entirely depend. (UNEP, 2020) This includes a wide variety of plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi, basically, we are talking… Continue reading Biodiversity or Bio-adversity?: A cause for concern
Impacts of Recycling on the Environment
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
Food Waste: Is there cause for concern?
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?
GOJ Damages Trees and Sanctuaries on World Migratory Bird Day
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