‘The Climate Ribbon was exactly what I needed. Sometimes the fight against climate change feels insurmountable and with the majority of our work being online from different locations, it was great to see everyone and reaffirm our commitments to the environment and to each other. I also have found great healing through art and was… Continue reading JCCYC Climate Ribbon 2022: An Expression of Arts
Written By : Damario Patterson / Content Writer “Mangroves are magical forests where we discover nature’s secrets. They straddle the connection between land and sea and nature and humans''. This how Anne Birch, Marine Conservation Manager at The Nature Conservancy in Florida describes mangroves and their importance to the survival of animals – both aquatic… Continue reading Treading Lightly : Recognizing The Importance of Our Mangroves Before Its Too Late
The Carbon Neutral Initiative is a Jamaican-born company found in an attempt to battle against Global Environmental and Third World Economic Issues. The main aim of this venture is to develop technologies and create solutions that target critical issues such as Global Greenhouse emissions by the transportation sector as well as Energy security and Soil… Continue reading The Carbon Neutral Initiative: An Invention By A Young Inventor
Written by: Donjanelle Robinson “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” Even in 2021, this 19th-century quote still proves relevant as it perfectly captures the impact of the pandemic on the environment thus far. The pandemic has quickly crept into seemingly every aspect of life. From tourism, media, entertainment, and… Continue reading Environmental Implications of Covid-19 On Our Earth
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
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
What exactly does “Blue Economy” mean? The purpose of a “blue economy” is to stimulate economic growth, while maintaining or improving quality of life without jeopardizing our oceans and coastal environments through a variety of economic activities which include marine biotechnology, marine transport, tourism, fishing among others- as resources and activities are dynamic and diverse… Continue reading Colour the Future Part 1: Blue Economy
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?