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Bill Clinton Is Making a New Green Push in the Caribbean Region

  Former US President Bill Clinton   The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Institute have announced an official partnership aimed at promoting green energy in the Caribbean region. The partnership will combine the work of several initiatives: Resilient Communities Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the joint Ten Island Challenge […]

Attitude Change On Environmental Issues Fostered By Youth Ambassadors

May 8, 2015   Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister responsible for Education and UNESCO Honourable Shawn Richards has placed the onus of changing society’s attitude toward the care of the environment on the youth. This was noted at the launching ceremony of the UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, on May 08. […]

Schools, youth clubs sign up

Over 100 sites for International Coastal Clean-up Day September 20 Volunteers at the 2012 JET beach clean-up of Fort Rocky on the Palisadoes   STUDENTS from a number of high schools and youth clubs will be among the thousands who will participate in this year’s International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day in Jamaica, to be held […]

Eco-schools programme helps students ‘change their place of learning’

Eugene Dean member of the Greenrock Management Committee, Lourdes Diaz chair of the Foundation for Environmental Education, executive director of Greenrock Gordon Johnson and Abbie Caldas program manager of Eco Schools When an environmental sustainable development programme was first implemented in a failing school with a high dropout rate in Puerto Rico, few knew what […]

Replace Fluffy Earth Day with Carbon-Saving Audit

Pedaling my metallic blue Sting-Ray bike with the banana seat to the back of the strip mall of my hometown made me feel independent. There was a bale of newspapers waiting for me. I’d fold them neatly into my burlap carrier that fit snugly around the handlebars and deliver each one to a waiting person’s […]

Climate change vs food security

How can we adapt? By Kimberly Castillo ‘BIG freeze shatters North America temperature records’. ‘UK storms: Man dies amid almost unparalleled natural crisis’. ‘Australian heatwaves more frequent, hotter and longer’. ‘Drought hits St Lucia’. It is only the fourth month of the year but already extreme weather events have grabbed news headlines around the world. […]

Johnnie Walker Sponsorship Creates Young Global Ambassador

  Kirk-Anthony Hamilton looks at a picture of the late Nelson Mandela at the Liliesleaf Farm where Mandela held secret meetings with the African National Congress before his arrest. – FILE Kirk-Anthony Hamilton (centre), at the Kliptown Youth Programme, donating toys alongside executive director and CNN hero Thulani Madondo, partly hidden at right. – Contributed […]

Digicel — the tonic for downtown Kingston’s revival

By BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com Less than six months after moving downtown, ignoring the advice of the average Jamaican, Digicel is thumbing its nose at its detractors. “People thought we were crazy,” said Digicels’ Head of Consumer Sales, Patrick King, who blamed the “ill-advised” success on chairman, Denis O’Brien’s appetite for challenges. O’BRIEN… […]

Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Budget Presentation 2013-2014: “Fuelling Our Own Growth”

Minister of Science, Technology Energy and Minining, the Hon. Phillip Paulwell. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion in this 2013/2014 Budget Debate, truly a critical point for our country, our economy and the well being of our people. Over the past 15 months, as we negotiated this new crucial IMF Extended Fund […]

ACCELERATING USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CLIMATE CHANGE

STEINER… replacing current technologies with cleaner, low- carbon alternatives is a vital part of tackling the causes and effects of global climate change UN launches new facility NAIROBI, Kenya — From the latest technical developments in renewable energy to innovative cropping techniques, the role of technology and research in tackling climate change in developing countries […]