I have written quite a bit about the issue of deep sea mining – in this blog and elsewhere – and there is so much more to tell. Almost every day, there is something new. I will bring you up to date on some of these matters in posts to follow.
Meanwhile, I am excited to tell you about a special event, to take place at the Undercroft, on the University of the West Indies Mona Campus in Kingston on Thursday, January 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Discussions and presentations will start at 12:00 – so be there between 12 and 2:00 p.m.
The issue at hand is deep sea mining, and an amazing partnership has been working hard to put it together, led by the Jamaica Youth Climate Change Council with support from the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) Caribbean, Greenpeace, and the Institute of Jamaica’s Natural History Museum. They have been working alongside Science and Technology students to make this happen.
Do come along and learn more! If you are a creative, bring a poem or performance to the Open Mic session (no registration necessary). If you are a “science nerd” or an activist, our distinguished panelists will enlighten you. If you don’t know much about deep sea mining, the booths will give you more of a perspective.
Most of all, participate! Here is the agenda below:
Please share and spread the word. The event is free.
Deep sea mining will have a devastating affect not only on our oceans, but on our planet. It is not only a “Jamaican problem” (since the International Seabed Authority is based here) – it is an “Earth problem.” Let’s take it seriously and lend our support and our voice.
See you there! We cannot live without our oceans.