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RVA Solar enery systems

Our Solar Modules The Academy's off-grid system consists of 120 solar modules, a total of 32kw of PV power.
Richmond Vale Academy is a demonstrated leader in renewable energy generation and use, as well as sustainable living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In May 2019, Richmond Vale Academy achieved its goal of having 100 per cent of its electricity generated by renewable energy. The move by Richmond Vale Academy falls under its 10-year programme, “Th...
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Clothing Distribution for people hit by the Volcanic Eruption

Clothes Distribution We were able to outsource 217 bales, representing 30,000 pieces of clothing and shoes for distribution to persons affected by the volcano.
A major human impact of the volcanic eruption in St Vincent was the loss of personal effects with the collapse of many roofs in the areas worst affected. Many of the displaced people had evacuated with very little of their personal belongings and this left a great need for clothing. During our interactions with the communities and shelters the same...
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RVA dives deeper into coastal protection

RVA-dives-deeper-into-coastal-protection RVA is hosting a major marine conservation programme to train 16 Vincentians -- eight males and eight females -- to become coral reef gardeners and stewards of the marine environment
While many of the impacts of climate change, such as droughts, floods, and more frequent and intense storms are immediately observable on land, the impact of a warming globe is also having a devastating impact on marine ecosystems. Over the years, Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) has been playing its part to protect coastal ecosystems amidst the vagarie...
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GEF grant helps RVA teach home gardeners healthy, chemical-free alternative

Project coordinator Danail Petrov Towards the end of 2019, RVA received a US$30,000 grant from the GEF Small Grants Programme to create 15 home gardens in Sandy Bay
Dear Friends, Greetings from Richmond, we have just moved back after five months of being evacuated! In spite of all the ashes and challenges, we are recovering our beautiful campus and will re-open the school in January 2022. Enjoy some news from the ongoing ecological home garden project and we will update you soon on all the new activities we ha...
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The Volcanic Eruption of La Soufriere lowered from Red to Orange Alert

Mudflows Protection against Lahars or Mudflows
By April 22nd La Soufriere had exploded 32 times leaving heavy layers of ash everywhere making buildings collapse and sending pyroclastic flows down the volcano sides destroying everything in its wake. On April 15th the West Indies Seismic Research Center was further able to measure the Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) flux from La Soufriere dispersing with t...
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Evacuation and relief efforts

Relief efforts - St.Vincent volcano eruption We are asking for your donation to enable us to give urgent assistance to people, while they are waiting to move back and build up what is lost
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimated in mid April that the financial impact of the crisis would be approximately US$554 million. Lots of relief efforts have been sent and offered. Venezuela was among one of the first countries sending 20 tons of humanitarian supplies, risk experts and SUV vehicles. Furthe...
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The consequences of the volcano La Soufriere eruption

Image from a village after the eruption The ash flowing into the rivers contaminate the drinking water.
On 9th of April 2021 La Soufriere in St Vincent and the Grenadines erupted sending rocks in the form of ash plume 10- 15 km up in the air. The last explosion, the 32nd, that La Soufrière has released since April 9, began at 11:09am on April 22, and lasted for about 20 minutes, with the vertical explosive plume reaching a height of about 8km. This e...
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The Eruption of La Soufriere 2021

Volcano Eruption St.Vincent Volcanoes like La Soufriere can very suddenly switch between an effusive and explosive eruption
On the 27th of December 2020 the Volcano La Soufriere started an effusive eruption – slowly building a new dome as when pressing out toothpaste. It kept erupting with a sticky rock formation over the next 3.5 months as well as emitting sulfur dioxide gas affecting the air quality and destroying vegetation on the volcano sides, turning everything ye...
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Earth Day Reflections from Richmond Vale Academy

Students Richmondvale On 9 April, 2021, the La Soufrière volcano located on the southern Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines had a full-blown eruption
“Our farm will most likely be totally damaged; however, we still have all the knowledge and the experience. We didn’t leave all of it behind; we brought the knowledge with us“ Earth Day 2021 falls upon a dazed and different world. For the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the 2021 celebration comes on the heels of the global pande...
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I am involved with a group that has a bio farm!

jasper RVA made me the person I am today
Hi everyone at RVA and all the Vincentians I worked with. It is been a while, life went on, there is not a single week I am not thinking of St Vincent. The reason I took so long to send a letter is because I have quit using social media for at least 2 years now. I focus myself on other things, but finally I found the courage and the time to send yo...
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