Tag Archives: Environment

Recycle Recycle Recycle!

Here is another drop off point for your plastics!

This initiative is coordinated by the Rotaract Club of Liguanea Plains, a non-profit organization that is also the youth arm of Rotary.

#BetheChange

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Remember to Recycle!

IMG_20180605_214630Utilise Hi-Lo Food Stores’ Drop-off Centers at Barbican, Crossroads, Portmore and Liguanea. The Centers were launched on World Environment Day on June 5, 2018.

Create a Cleaner Jamaica!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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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/