The Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East is a Non-Profit Organization that serves in their Communities and offers various Benefits to their members, just as other Rotary Clubs. The Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East is a part of Rotary International, in particular, Rotary District 7020 with clubs from Jamaica and other Caribbean islands.
Earlier this year in March, Rotary Ocho Rios East donated a Water Tank to the St. Ann Infirmary. They also found time in the same month to Plant 18 Trees, representing each of their members in the Blue Mountains area.
While the Blue Mountains area has a lot of vegetation, it is also a World Heritage Site. They chose that area to plant the trees because they saw it as an opportunity to contribute to its maintenance and of course preservation of the environment.
Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East has a new Instagram page and I encourage readers to follow it. For my Suga Bears in Ocho Rios, if you are above 30 years, I would like you to consider joining their Rotary Club. You wouldn’t only be helping less fortunate Communities and others, but you will help improve yourselves too.
Rotary Membership Benefits
● Opportunity to give back to the Community
● Personal Growth and Development
● Continued Learning
● Networking Opportunities
● Fun, Fellowship and Entertainment
Keep up with @RotaryClubofOchoRiosEast2 on Instagram and see the impact they have on Communities in Jamaica, International affairs and their own Club members.
There are plenty of alternatives to disposable plastic straws available if you like slurping a smoothie or shake. Many retailers today stock glass, stainless steel and bamboo straws. Biome has a huge reusable straw range that you can check out. Keeping one wrapped up in your handbag is also an option.
Educating your friends and family about how dangerous straws can be, will help motivate them to make the switch to straw-free.
Saying no to straws seems like such a simple action, and it is. But actions like these really do make an enormous difference to our environment.
Just remember, that straw could end up in a turtle’s nose!
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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With all the rain Jamaica is experiencing, let us be more conscious of how we dispose our waste so our drainage system doesn’t become blocked up with debris, especially debris that is not biodegradable.
For instance, Plastic is not biodegradable and one of the easier ways to ensure that there is no blockage of our drains is to use less plastic.
Here are Ways You Can Use Less Plastic:
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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If you haven’t seen this yet, Suga would like to make you aware of the correct information about a possible Coal fired Power Plant negotiation with the Chinese in Jamaica.
A voicenote has been circulating on Whatsapp this month about having this kind of Power Plant in Jamaica and the effects.
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) clarified some of the statements made on the voicenote in their new fact sheet, which can be found at the following link ***(Also on their Facebook page, Jamaica Environment Trust):
After reading all the necessary information it is clear that there will be various negative effects on our health if such a Plant is put in place.
So we need to make our voices heard. Please sign the following petition to #SayNOtoCoalJA. We have over a 1000 signatures to go: