Tomorrow is National Tree-Planting Day: Let’s Start Greening

I should have given you more warning: Tomorrow is National Tree-Planting Day. Unless the rain washes us all away (which, the way the weather is going, is more than possible) I hope there will be some efforts made to try and redress the balance. Balance? You may ask. Well, yes. You see, although Jamaica’s forests … More Tomorrow is National Tree-Planting Day: Let’s Start Greening

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

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2015: Return to Fort Rocky

At six in the morning, we volunteers squeezed into a bus in Kingston, water bottles in hand. We were all a little quiet (sleepy, in other words). It was International Coastal Cleanup Day 2015, coordinated as always by the Jamaica Environment Trust with major sponsors the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the Tourism Ministry’s Clean … More International Coastal Cleanup Day 2015: Return to Fort Rocky

The Coral Reefs of the Portland Bight Protected Area are in “Reasonable Condition,” Scientists Say

When my father first went snorkeling in Jamaica many years ago, he compared the experience to peeping into a “wonderland” of glowing color. He was thrilled to bits. What of the coral reefs in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) – especially in the waters surrounding Goat Islands, where the Government of Jamaica (or rather, … More The Coral Reefs of the Portland Bight Protected Area are in “Reasonable Condition,” Scientists Say

A Sea of Plastic: International Coastal Cleanup Day Launch

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has broken another record in the number of beach cleanup sites registered for this year’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day activities in Jamaica (on Saturday, September 20, 2014). 114 ICC beach cleanup sites across the island have been registered, including ten underwater cleanups. JET expects the number of participants to … More A Sea of Plastic: International Coastal Cleanup Day Launch

Jamaica Selling Out Its Paradise: CNN Op-Ed by Wendy Townsend

I am reposting this article from CNN’s website. Please share it widely. You can find it online at http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/02/opinion/townsend-jamaica-iguana/ Editor’s note: Wendy Townsend writes for children and young adults, and she and her family raise lizards as pets. Her third novel, “Blue Iguana,” has just been released by namelos. The opinions in this commentary are solely … More Jamaica Selling Out Its Paradise: CNN Op-Ed by Wendy Townsend