JET to Honour Teachers as it Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Schools’ Environment Programme

I can hardly think of anything more important than environmental education, especially in these treacherous times. Now the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is celebrating the 20th anniversary (can it really be so long?) of its Schools’ Environment Programme (SEP), which I consider to be a model programme of its kind. I have written about the … More JET to Honour Teachers as it Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Schools’ Environment Programme

A Beautiful Storehouse of Blue Carbon… World Mangrove Day, July 26

Today (July 26) is UNESCO’s International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. In other words, it’s World Mangrove Day! UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova notes: Coastal mangroves are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Current estimates indicate that up to 67% of mangroves have been lost to date, and nearly all unprotected mangroves … More A Beautiful Storehouse of Blue Carbon… World Mangrove Day, July 26

Discovery Bay Marine Lab Opens New Biodiversity Boardwalk With EFJ Funding

So much has been happening that I am still trying to catch up. A lot of good things, actually. And here is just one of them, that will undoubtedly contribute to environmental education. It’s important for young people to see and experience important aspects of our natural heritage, and to examine our special and unique … More Discovery Bay Marine Lab Opens New Biodiversity Boardwalk With EFJ Funding

Environment/Climate Change News, July 24, 2016: Grenada’s Blue Economy, Record Temperatures, Mangrove Restoration

Here’s my regular “Top Ten” of local and global news on the environment. Something for everyone! Please do share any of these stories you find of interest. I have embedded the links, so you can just click on the highlighted word or words. I am afraid the global news is not very cheerful! Jamaica/Caribbean Students restore … More Environment/Climate Change News, July 24, 2016: Grenada’s Blue Economy, Record Temperatures, Mangrove Restoration

The Alligator Head Foundation: Another Fish Sanctuary Rises to the Surface

No, I know. Jamaica doesn’t have alligators. It has crocodiles. But Alligator Head is the name of a place in Portland, so we can’t change that. We recently attended a rather unusual gathering in the lovely parish (which always has the word “green” attached to it, although it was hot and dry throughout our stay … More The Alligator Head Foundation: Another Fish Sanctuary Rises to the Surface