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Education, sustainability

Why does Environmental Education Matter?

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?

Events, JCCYC

JCCYC Climate Ribbon 2022: An Expression of Arts

‘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

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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

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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

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Colour the Future Part 1: Blue Economy

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