PET bottle nursery house. Image: via UNDP

Schools in Suriname grow vegetables in nursery houses made from plastic bottles

Eight thousand discarded plastic bottles were repurposed in a sustainable agriculture project that involved four primary schools in the Commewijne district of Suriname: This project titled: “Everyday food: Growing Vegetables No Matter What Weather” educated the children in protected agriculture by providing nurseries constructed from discarded PET- bottles. This made the …

Solar panels. Image: Mountain / \ Ash

USAID provides solar equipment and training for Jamaican school

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Programme, which seeks to improve the enabling environment for renewable energy in the region, recently made a significant donation to a high school in Westmoreland, Jamaica: Petersfield High School in Westmoreland was recently the proud beneficiary of a donation …

Experts from St. Martin and Anguilla shared their work on nature and heritage. Image: Jenn Yerkes

Hundreds discover St. Martin wildlife at Endemic Animal Festival

Les Fruit de Mer media release — Nearly 300 people learned about the animals that live only on St. Martin at the fifth annual Endemic Animal Festival on Sunday. They were welcomed by over 30 volunteers and experts sharing diverse topics like nature in St. Martin literature, sharks, iguanas, native plants …

UNEP webinar: the impact of land-based pollution on coral reefs
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Webinar: The impact of land-based pollution on coral reefs

On May 24, the United Nations Environment Programme will be presenting a webinar on The Impact of land-based pollution on coral reefs: focus on nutrients, plastics, and wastewater: Over time, our oceans have increasingly become dumping grounds for different types of waste, including sewage, industrial waste, chemicals, plastics andlitter. An estimated 80% …

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
Climate Change

Free e-learning course: intro to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Swiss NGO DRR Platform has developed an introductory course on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA), targeted at practitioners new to the DRR and CCA fields: The four course modules cover the key concepts of DRR and CCA, practical case studies of different geographic contexts, illustrative video …

Webinar: Gender Mainstreaming In Global Climate Finance Mechanisms. Image via Women's Environment and Development Organization.
Climate Change

Webinar: Gender mainstreaming in global climate finance mechanisms – February 1, 2018

On Thursday February 1, 2018, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) will be presenting a webinar on gender mainstreaming in global climate finance mechanisms: Join us for the second session of our five part series on women’s rights and climate finance, aiming to build knowledge and power to ensure …

Sustainable Energy for SIDS. Image via SE4SIDS.ORG

Free e-learning course: Sustainable Energy for Small Island Developing States

A free e-learning course on Sustainable Energy for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is being offered by the Centre of Excellence (COE) for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States in collaboration with Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, and the Hamburg Open Online University: Free online course “Sustainable Energy …