Education, Marine Sciences, Science, sustainability

Ocean Threats

By Jordaina Denton “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans” – Jacques Cousteau. The ocean is one of the world’s greatest mysteries; so much is known, yet so much more is left to be discovered. It is home to various forms of life, many of… Continue reading Ocean Threats

Advocacy, Marine Sciences, Science, sustainability

What You Need to Know About Deep-Sea Mining 

By: Dahvia Hylton and Jhada Haughton If you haven’t recently heard the term ‘deep-sea mining’, it’s likely that will change in the coming months. From the 18th of July to the 29th, some very important meetings will be held in Jamaica surrounding this very topic. Last year, a little-known legal provision called the ‘two-year rule'… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Deep-Sea Mining 

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?

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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