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Sea level rise - What to expect

Sea-level-rise There is one critical difference between nature and people: we make conscious decisions about what we do. 
Sea Level Rise is accelerating in response to climate change and is producing significant impacts already being felt by coastal ecosystems and communities. Sea level rise (SLR) is the sum of oceanic thermal expansion, ice melt from glaciers and small ice sheets, melt and ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica, and changes in terrestrial water stora...
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From Ridge to Reef — the Circle of Our Island Life

Maeva-S-Garden By growing food that is healthy for the soil, we actually protect the reefs, which in turn protect us from storm surges.
Everyone in the world depends completely on the Earth’s ecosystems and the services they provide such as food, water, disease management, climate regulation, spiritual fulfillment, and aesthetic beauty. Over the past 60 years, humans have changed these ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history, l...
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Pest Control for Organic Gardeners

Exam Changing our food production habits is indispensable for our health and for the future of our children.
"My mom made bread from scratch, we got the fish straight out of the sea, and food directly from the land, and there were no chemicals! Now everything in the supermarket is processed. We local people think that it is normal to put chemicals on our land because we have been influenced by Europeans and Americans!  Let's change this! Grow Yo...
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My experiences were nice but also challenging!

Shyiene-Banner I became better at communicating because I learned that the more you speak the more people speak to you.
My experiences in Richmond Vale Academy were nice but also challenging, I leaned how to live in a community.  Community living made me feel like I belong somewhere - Also because everyone is passionate. We are conscious about how we best can help each other and the community as well. Living in RVA was good because I had to clean, going to the ...
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Food and Water Security: "The Pass-It- On Sustainable Home Garden Project” - Book

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The main authors of this book are the garden farmers, these authors all dared to believe they could become garden farmers. They became garden farmers and then authors published in this new book we all made together. We see nothing small about small farmers: We see big solutions to big problems. Here some excerpts from the book and how we are changi...
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Globalized * Climatised * Stigmatised

camillo-Open-day The deepening crisis that is climate change cannot continue to be confronted at the glacial pace of business-as-usual multilateral diplomacy.
Many more will have to suffer Many more will have to die Don’t ask me why Bob Marley The squandering of oil and gas is associated with one of the greatest tragedies, not in the least resolved, whish is suffered by humankind: climate change. Fidel Castro   The Climate Threat There are thousands of books and academic journals, well sourced and p...
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Trees of the Richmond Vale Academy

front At the RVA trees are all around us and we at the school take very special care of them because they are of great benefit to us and all the wildlife that use them.
Trees are vital for the survival of humanity. They provide us with oxygen and take in Carbon dioxide, purify the air, contribute in the water cycle, contribute in climate change, provide us with wood, food, cool down the environment, give shade and shelter, give us medicine, protect wildlife and much more. Many species are used in landscaping while...
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Boosting Food security in the Home Garden Movement

homecarden-banner Eighty Home Gardens were created in the past two and a half years
The first thing we did after the pandemic reached our corner of the world was to take immediate care of all staff and students in the academy. But after a five weeks lockdown, adapting to the new situation we believe now is the time to take a look at all the Vincentians we work with in the communities.  Many of the potential effects and proble...
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How to live Collectively in a World without balance

1-group-header How to live Collectively in a World without balance
We live in a world without balance. A world out of balance is open to bad compromises and dangerous illness. It is our task to bring the world into a balance that closes doors to both. Dangerous illnesses include Ebola, Cholera, Malaria, HIV/Aids, the novel Coronavirus and other contagious disease-causing agents thriving within the human body out o...
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How Gasses in the atmosphere cause Global Warming

1-globe-header How Gasses in the atmosphere cause Global Warming
The atmosphere Blue light is scattered more than other wavelengths by the gasses in the atmosphere. This gives the Earth a blue halo when seen from space. The atmosphere of Earth is a layer of gasses surrounding the planet Earth that is retained by Earth gravity. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation, warmin...
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