#EarthDay2017: What’s Happening in Jamaica?

Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day. The theme is Environmental and Climate Literacy – in other words, the importance of educating ourselves on these complex and wide-ranging topics. Until recently, by the way, I didn’t know the day is also called International Mother Earth Day. The Earth Day Network (Earth Day is primarily a citizen-oriented effort) is … More #EarthDay2017: What’s Happening in Jamaica?

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JET, TEF and Wisynco Partner for Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network

You will recall the recent Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica public education campaign, focusing on the issue of garbage, garbage everywhere – with the very catchy song and animations. Very good work by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Well, an extension of the Clean Coasts Project and Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica has a new community focus. … More JET, TEF and Wisynco Partner for Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network

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Heat and Boulders: The End of Stones at International Coastal Cleanup Day

The surface of Kingston Harbour was like highly polished, dark blue glass early this morning. Here and there, a motionless figure perched on a tiny canoe, bent over a fishing line. Pelicans pretended to be statues, on posts near the shore. International Beach Cleanup Day rolled around again (it seems to come round so fast) … More Heat and Boulders: The End of Stones at International Coastal Cleanup Day

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Unkempt Children, Unhappy Deportees, and the PM Tours Portland Bight: Sunday, September 11, 2016

It’s that sad anniversary again (why does 9/11 always seem to come round so fast?) That clear blue day when tragedy and horror struck, and nothing was ever the same again. We were in New York City at the time…But that’s another story. It’s also 29 years today since reggae star Peter Tosh was murdered. … More Unkempt Children, Unhappy Deportees, and the PM Tours Portland Bight: Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Managing our Solid Waste: Solutions to the Problem of Plastics and Styrofoam

Now is the time for action! We are all gradually (finally) becoming aware of a tidal wave of plastic and styrofoam that threatens to overwhelm the island – although some of us have been writing about it for years. We have been talking about it for years, too. Recycling efforts have come and gone with … More Managing our Solid Waste: Solutions to the Problem of Plastics and Styrofoam

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Counting Down to Earth Day 2016 in Jamaica (And Go Plant a Tree!)

How is our Mother Earth doing, as Earth Day appears on the horizon once more? How is Jamaica doing? I would say our amazing planet – including our beautiful island – may be heading for the Emergency Room, before too long.  Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and there is so much to write about … More Counting Down to Earth Day 2016 in Jamaica (And Go Plant a Tree!)

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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

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