Tag Archives: Environment

Ten Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic

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:

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Support Jamaica’s Climate Walk on December 3!

Walk in aid of ‘Water for All’ on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

To register, visit http://www.jaclimatewalk.com or call 876-551-6056.

Climate change affects us all, but let us start with our Children.

All Proceeds go towards implementing Rainwater Harvest Systems in select rural schools.

By: Gabrielle Burgess
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Do your Part and Sign the Petition, ‘Say NO to Coal JA’

Photo: Steam Engine Revolution

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):

http://www.jamentrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/coal_fact_sheet_2.pdf

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:

https://www.change.org/p/government-of-jamaica-say-no-to-coal-ja-c5f91528-4c3c-42f5-83db-17c568975e83

By: Gabrielle Burgess
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Registration for International Coastal Cleanup is Open!

Registration is now open for International Coastal Cleanup Day Jamaica 2016. Register to become an ICC site coordinator and host your own cleanup on September 17 – find out more information at the following link: http://www.jamentrust.org/2016/02/05/international-coastal-cleanup-day/

Nuh Dutty up Jamaica campaign in full effect

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Photo: @nuhduttyupjamaica on Instagram

The NCU Mandeville Social Work Students Association joined the campaign two weeks ago with a #nuhduttyupmandeville clean up in their community.

How can you join the campaign?

Other than simply helping to ‘keep wi island clean’, you can participate in the Garbie Walkie – Garbage Collection and Walking this Saturday, March 5 on the Palisadoes strip (at the end of the stone revetment) in Kingston from 8:00am to 9:30am.

To register, send your name to takakiuchi1957@u01.gate01.com by tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2.

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Phpto: @nuhduttyupjamaica on Instagram

***Volunteers are asked to carry their own garbage bags, gloves and drinking water for the cleanup.

The cleanup will be hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Jamaica Environment Trust (JET)’s initiative, #nuhduttyupjamaica.

Keep wi Island Clean!