recycling

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

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Geothermal Energy: A Climate Change Solution?

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?

Advocacy, Restoration, sustainability

Treading Lightly : Recognizing The Importance of Our Mangroves Before Its Too Late

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

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Desertification and You.

This day; June 17th was proclaimed "The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought" by the United Nations General Assembly on January 30, 1995.  Its purpose is to highlight and find preventative measures to combat desertification and ways to recover from a drought. Each year there is a different theme and this years its; "Land… Continue reading Desertification and You.