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Fishing with locals

Fishing with locals
By Karolina On Friday I had a very unique experience. Octavian, Christopher, Ammon and I went fishing with locals. We set the time at 16:30, however they were fashionably late. A boat was almost full and the only one I knew there was Tyson. When I was about to jump into the boat, they gave me a specific look. It was not new for me, I call it “what'...
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Volcano hike or teamwork at its best

Volcano hike or teamwork at its best
By Karolina On Friday us, the facilitators, and all DRET students hiked up the volcano. We left RVA quite early in the morning with a lot of water with us. Before starting to climb up Selly suggested gathering all together in a circle. I really liked that ritual because it lifted our spirits. Also, since nowadays our pace of life is very fast we ba...
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Hitchhiking from Georgetown to Chato

Hitchhiking from Georgetown to Chato
By Karolina After the fair organized by St. Benedict church, Shie-Shie, Ammon and I decided to stay overnight in Georgetown and hike up the volcano the next day. However, due to bad weather conditions we decided to hitchhike instead. The first thing we did in the morning was running to the beach and swimming in the stormy sea. The waves were massiv...
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Learn more about our amazing Academy!

Learn more about our amazing Academy!
It’s 9 pm at Richmond Vale Academy, and a small circle of drummers sends rhythms into the darkness of the hills. The stars seem to be on steroids, but we still need flashlights for our dragon quest. Franklyn—the local hiking guide, night watchman, and nocturnal pollinator-in-chief—ambles ahead of our motley group: two young Scandinavian honeymooner...
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Whaling in Bequia

Whaling in Bequia
By Lilith Bequia is one of the few places in the world where limited whaling is still allowed by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Whaling started to become a part of the peoples lifes in Bequia when William Wallace, a Bequian with Scottish roots who had worked on North American whaling boats, returned to the island. He started training w...
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Football Game with Rosebank

Football Game with Rosebank
RVA vs. Rose Bank This Tuesday, the 17 th of January, people from RVA and Rosebank came together to play a game of football. The Climate Compliance team invited the people of Rosebank to come play at RVA’s football field. Once everyone was ready to play, we had to mix the teams. Only 6 people from RVA played while Rosebank brought over 15 people! O...
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A diary of a week and a half at Richmond Vale academy

A diary of a week and a half at Richmond Vale academy
Since we arrived to the Caribbean time just keeps flying. Every day, every minute here brings new surprises. When I start thinking what we have done so far I get amazed by everything we did in so little time. As we arrived Saturday late in the night, Sunday was just a day to chill on the beach and get to know the amazing surroundings of the school;...
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“Voice, Opinion, Idea, Decision”

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We all have the right to speak, but it’s not everyone’s personality to voice out, especially in front of a group. The more audience there is, the higher chance we will receive critique. Therefore some people opt to keep their voice in their mind instead of saying it out loud. It often happens in social media, or a company meeting with your boss, an...
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Our Backyard: The Spectacular La Soufrière Volcano

Rainbow-web In the Richmond Vale Academy, you can enjoy this beautiful view while you learn about climate change and global warming.
Can you imagine getting up from your bed, going to the patio and having a view of a volcano? We present to you our backyard in Richmond Vale Academy : La Soufrière volcano. La Soufrière Volcano - Our Backyard One of St. Vincent's most dramatic vistas is a volcanic mountain situated in the rugged north. La Soufrière, often shrouded in cloud, waits f...
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Schedules November Climate Team

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Climate change is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity. Constant and disproportionate emissions of gases by industrialized countries, among other abuses of natural resources, are causing major changes in global climate. Its consequences affect mainly the developing countries and result in floods, drought, hurricanes and all kinds of na...
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Delightful and Irresistible Vincy Cuisine

couisine-web Her recipes rely largely on fresh, locally grown products and locally caught fish.
The delightful and irresistible Vincy Cuisine that we eat at Richmond Vale Academy (RVA), is inspired by our longtime friend and activist Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs' amazing recipes. Vincy Cuisine Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs cook with an eclectic compilation of mainly vegetarian Caribbean recipes that Haitian-born Rastafarian activist and ch...
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Wonderland Indeed (Bio Diversity)

WONDERLAND INDEED By Vanessa Lindersvold. Climate Activist 2016.  
I have no words to describe such an amazing experience since long ago I always wanted to do something like that, but I just thought it was expensive and I left it for a future moment. as we use to do with many things...
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Arriving At The Richmond Vale Academy

Waterfall-web1 After a long sleep, I finally woke up at my new home.
Experiences In The Richmond Vale Academy. By Niklas Steinke I arrive in the dark. Midnight has just been over. The driver shows me the room, the key ready in the lock. Arriving at Richmond Vale after a 21 hrs journey, which made me cross the Atlantic and took me to a different continent felt just great.  Nevertheless, I had no orient...
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Culture Night In RVA

Dance-web The idea is to promote a different experience for all of the people that live around you
Culture Night At The Richmond Vale Academy By Julio from Brazil All Saturdays the Richmond Vale Academy promotes the “Culture Night”. An event that aims to promote an entertainment night for the volunteers. The staff and sometimes also the locals of St Vincent, the idea of this event is to bring a new theme every week. With all different kind of ac...
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Time To Deep Clean RVA

Practical-action As well as cleaning our individual areas once a day, the whole school also takes part in deep cleaning once each week.
Running The School Together Here at Richmond Vale Academy, we work hard to ensure that the school and surrounding areas are tidy and presentable. In order for this to happen, all of the students and staff here pitch in to make a clean and pleasant living environment for all. Each day after breakfast students is assigne to an area of the school whic...
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The Natural King and Guardian of St. Vincent

Ugur-and-Bastiaan-volcano La Soufrière is the highest peak in St. Vincent. It’s 1.234 meters (4.049 feet) and the last time it erupted was in 1979.
Going up to La Soufrière: The natural king and guardian of St. Vincent. Richmond Vale Academy  Climate Compliance Program – Team 13  Study task 2 – Experience  María Olano. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is not far from that. La Soufrière is the country volcano, a natural monstrous marvel that can be seen from almost every point of t...
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This Is How We Celebrated Earth Day

Open-day-people We celebrated Earth Day at RVA with an Open Day and had an attendance of over 100 guests!
Photo Credit: Flickr If you are a frequent reader of our blog, you know about our committment to making St. Vincent a Climate Compliant Country. Consequently, we make the most of any occasion to show people how they can prepare better for the effects of climate change ; and what better chance to do this than Earth Day? So we strapped on our boots a...
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World Environment Day 2016

enviromental-day World Environment Day came to be on June 5th, 1974. Since then, it has become a global platform for public outreach which spans over 100 countries.
We celebrate World Enviroment Day every year on June 5th. This event, which is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), seeks to raise global awareness and positive environmental actions to protect planet Earth. Such is its impact that the United Nations consider it the most important day to encourage worldwide awareness and ac...
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Research and Studies

Class-good During the six months program of the Climate Compliance Conference we study and research, teachers give courses, and guest speakers are invited
The global temperature is rising and the climate is changing, this we know is incontrovertible. There are, however, many things which we still don’t know and we admit to it freely. That’s why here, at Richmond Vale Academy, everybody strives to learn something new all the time, furthering our understanding of sciences, biology and sociology. We tre...
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Stopping Pollution

stop-polution The students arranged 5 lessons in every primary and secondary school of the 8 villages from Fitz Hughes to Spring Village
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American Proverb Although it’s not easily seen, we have a huge global problem with trash. Humans produce incredible amounts of trash, and only a fraction of it is recycled. It is not uncommon for the wealthy countries to export their waste to be stored in the poo...
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