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Earth Day Events In The Caribbean

April 22, 2017
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It’s Earth Day! I was curious to see how Earth Day is being celebrated in the Caribbean. Here’s what I found.

Environmental and climate literacy in the Caribbean, is definitely a topic I’d like to feature on my new Caribbean lifestyle talk show. So it’s been on my mind more and more lately. Earth day is marked in hundreds of countries each year. However, I must say it was a bit of a challenge to find organized events taking place on the various Caribbean islands. Perhaps (and I hope this is the case) there is more happening at a community level that would not have been listed online.

Here’s a list of a few Earth day events (or initiatives) in the Caribbean:

Jamaica:

The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), a division of the Institute of Jamaica, is inviting entries for its 2017 Earth Day Competition which will be hosted under the theme “Sustainable Tourism For Development”. Winners announced April 27.
Barbados:
Barbados Caribbean Youth Environment Network is doing a scavenger hunt in Bridgetown today(April 22) called “Quest for a sutainable future.” You can find more on their twitter/instagram page @cyen246
St.Vincent & The Grenadines:
The Richmond Vale Academy had an open house earlier this week to celebrate Earth Day. The academy is a non profit institution that trains activists all over the world to fight global warming and global poverty.
Trinidad & Tobago:
The Road Trip TT commemorated Earth Day with a fun and exciting hike to the Turure Nature Steps in Valencia this morning. 

St. Lucia:

  • The Saint Lucia National Trust along with Babonneau Youth Synergy, Gros Islet Constituency Council Office, Mongouge Development Committee, and the SLNT Western Chapter will host a Movie Night for Earth Day tonight. They’re showing the movies  “Jamaica for Sale”; “Who Are You?”; and “Blackfish”. More info here.
  • Staff and Guests at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa is marking Earth Day with an early morning walk to the Moule-a-Chique Lighthouse and back followed by a tree planting exercise along the Castries Vieux Fort Highway, near the entrance to Coconut Bay.
  • The St.Lucia National trust is spearheading Earth Day Earth Day ceremonies. It started with the Soleil Lévé (sunrise) ceremony and ends with the Soleil Couché (sunset) ceremony. Call the St. Lucia National Trust at (758)452-5005 for more info.

Grenada:

Eco warriors from the Mt. Parnassus Junior School will be volunteering with their school  for an International Earth Day event hosted by I.A.R.F.A.

Antigua:

The Larder is hosting an Earth Day Candle Light dinner tonight

Email: info@thelarderantigua.com Telephone: +1 (268) 562-7880

Dominica:

Rosalie Bay Resort is joining the global celebration to protect Dominica’s beautiful landscape and precious environment. They’re having a community clean up today.

Bermuda:

Consul General Koenig celebrated Earth Day 2017 with a series of activities at Bermuda’s GLOBE school, Paget Primary, on April 13. After the screening of Ocean Warriors: Episode 1, students took CG Koenig on a tour of the school’s compost gardens where they compile waste, building up soil for the garden plots on school grounds.

I hope this was helpful. With millions taking part in this global event there is likely an activity happening near you. But of course Earth day should be every day. This is our home and we have to protect it!

If you know of any more Earth day events happening in the Caribbean, please add it in the comments section below. Happy Earth Day!

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