PET bottle nursery house. Image: via UNDP
Agriculture

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 …

Haitian students plant trees to help local birds. Image: Société Écologique d’Haïti via BirdsCaribbean
Biodiversity

Bird festival inspires youth across the Caribbean

BirdsCaribbean media release — “We’re so excited to have an event in Haiti this year!” Ingrid Flores is delighted to add a new country to her map of events. She is the coordinator of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). It is organized every year by BirdsCaribbean. Partners across the …

UN Environment Young Champions of the Earth. Image: via http://web.unep.org/youngchampions/
Biodiversity

Co-founder of Bahamas-based coral farm in the running for UN Environment’s Young Champions of the Earth prize

UN Environment’s Young Champions of the Earth prize is intended to recognize and reward young people with big ideas that address urgent environmental issues in bold and creative ways. Among the finalists from Latin America and the Caribbean this year is Gator Halpern, a young environmental entrepreneur who is building …

Youth and environment

Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute hosts Grenadian Youth Ambassador for Nature

The Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI), based in St. Eustatius, recently hosted their third Youth Ambassador for Nature, Tara Francis of Grenada. The Youth Ambassador for Nature Programme is part of on ongoing CNSI project to raise awareness about nature and its importance: Following the successes of previous ambassadors from …

Solar Head of State Jamaica Community Solar Challenge
Energy

Solar Head of State Jamaica Community Solar Challenge

Solar Head of State has just launched the first Jamaica Community Solar Challenge. It’s a national competition for young people from across the country to learn more about the benefits of renewable energy. Young Jamaicans between the ages of 12 and 26 are challenged to design a creative project (a …

Science without Borders® Challenge 2018
Oceans

Science without Borders Challenge 2018 – international student art contest

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation — Science without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest open to students between the ages of 11 and 19. Each year, the contest focuses on the need for protection and restoration of the world’s marine and aquatic ecosystems. This year’s competition celebrates …

Youth advocates from the Bahamas Plastic Movement. Image via the Bahamas Plastic Movement.
Solid waste

As a result of youth advocacy, The Bahamas will ban plastic bags

As a result of youth advocacy by members of the Bahamas Plastic Movement, the Minister of Environment has promised to ban plastic bags: The Hon. Romauld Ferreira, The Bahamas’ Minister of Environment and Housing, recently announced a plan to ban plastic bags in The Bahamas. The announcement came after a youth …