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5 Awesome ideas for reusing and recycling water!

5 Awesome ideas for reusing and recycling water!
Around the globe, people are working hard to protect natural resources before their depletion. People today are ‘going green’ to protect their land and to prove themselves as good citizens. Some think that the natural resources need not to be protected but increased pollution in rivers, streams and lakes has become a great danger for life. Other th...
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Working with the Communities Part 2

Working with the Communities Part 2
Welcome back! This is part 2 of a short blog series about my team’s tree planting project with several communities in Saint Vincent. In part 1 I described our focus on working with community groups rather than individuals or institutions. This time, I will delve a little deeper into this process. I will first describe how we came into contact with ...
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Working with the Communities Part 1

Working with the Communities Part 1
For this blog series I am going to describe my team’s experience working on our team project with several different communities in Saint Vincent. Throughout the series I will describe 9 different aspects of how we have worked with these communities: Working with established community groups. Reaching out. Goals for working with the groups. Public o...
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Tree of the Week: Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)

Tree of the Week: Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)
Mangrove Workshop at the Prospect Salt Pond Mangrove Conservation Park Last week my team had the great pleasure of attending a workshop on propagating and conserving mangrove ecosystems. A mangrove ecosystem is a group of several different species of trees that grow in coastal areas. They are particularly resilient and are able to thrive in conditi...
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Less Trash, More Beach!

Less Trash, More Beach!
Beach Clean-up in Petit Bordel Last Saturday, the 7 th of January, the Climate Compliance November team had a beach clean-up in Petit Bordel. My name is Malte, and I am part of this awesome team! We went to Petit Bordel in the morning after breakfast. Our teacher, Jesper, drove us there with his new bus. At the beach, we were surprised to see so ma...
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The Beginning of the Nursery

Moringa-Nursery Our Moringa nursery
10,000 trees, that's our goal. The November Climate Compliance Team aims for propagating 10,000 trees—in the nursery that we are building—and for planting at least 3,000 trees ourselves, hopefully even more! There are a variety of trees on our list. For example, coconut, papaya, pandanus, avocado, soursop, etc. Regarding the last flood caused by th...
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Schedules November Climate Team

Diving-above
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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3000 New trees to be planted - Movie

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the world’s most disaster prone countries. During the past few years hurricanes and floods have affected St Vincent. Hundreds of people lost their homes, jobs and loved ones. Major damages to bridges, roads and buildings have been caused. Thousands of trees and many acres of agricultural soil have been lost....
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Changing the world through renewable energy

Solar-Panels Through The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference Program we are doing our part to change the world by walking our talk.
At Richmond Vale Academy we run Another Kind of school where adults join to become inspired, gain knowledge which they will turn into action. Through The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference Program we are doing our part to change the world by walking the talk. Burning of fossil fuels are polluting our atmosphere and creating Global Warming an...
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La Soufriere Trail Clearing Report

clearning-web GEF funded project to rehabilitate the La Soufriere Leeward Trail on St. Vincent
Background This report is a partial fulfilment of the GEF funded project to rehabilitate the La Soufriere Leeward Trail on St. Vincent.  No maintenance work was done on this trail for a number of years and in 2010 it was made worse with the passing of hurricane Thomas which totally devastated the trail. Huge trees were uprooted and blocked the...
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Development of the Remarkable Garden in RVA

vivian-explaining-about-garden Sometimes we experiment new plant combination to see if we can get a better health condition of the plants.
At Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) the students are an active part in the management of the vegetable garden. The garden in RVA provides daily fresh food for the kitchen. The Garden at RVA RVA believes that education is about practical experience. So, the knowledge that the students get by spending active time in the garden will allow them to...
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New Amazing Rainwater Storage

Waterpond-rva This water pond will collect and store the excess rainwater the current tanks are unable to store.
The Richmond Vale Academy’s project to collect St. Vincent’s heavy supply of rainfall into rainwater storage is already under construction.   Rainwater Harvesting It is a fact that for every millimeter of rain that falls on a square meter area, a liter of water is available for collection. This premises have been the key motivation behind Rich...
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Significant Experience at the Chateaubelair Farmers' Market

Farmers-Market The farmers market is a huge project that includes social development, volunteering, and helping with the mitigation of climate change
After we had an investigation week, travelling across the island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, we identified some problems about the trading of the basic products that farmers produce at the Chateaubelair Farmers Market. Farmers Market One of the big problems we could identify was that the farmers had to travel to the capital to sell their pro...
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Promotion Of Action

Outreach-web
Richmond Vale Academy organizes different activities addressed to the St. Vincent’s community. For example beach and river clean ups, local farmers markets or healthy diet education. These actions aim to attract interest on local environmental problems such as littering along streets, beaches, and rivers. Boost the local economy introducing small f...
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Bio Char in RVA

Biochar My first action was to observe what was already been done at Richmond Vale Academy to improve the soil.
Climate Compliance Student (Bio Char) By Jasper from Belgium The first months I spend time to study topics about rebuilding soils. True this process of learning I became very passionate about this topic so I decided that I really wanted to work around this topic as my Richmond Vale climate compliance action. My first action was to observe what was ...
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Farmers' Market Project

17-FARMERS-MARKET-9-copy A group of climate activists were wondering why there wasn´t a local market in the village despite being mostly farmers and fisherman living there
Farmers' market project is an initiative which aims to bring some good advantages for the locals while caring about our environment and our health. The idea of the farmers market is a group of climate activists who wonder why there wasn´t a local market in the village despite being mostly farmers and fisherman living there. How did they manage to s...
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Children Visiting Summer Camp RVA.

summer-camp The children were eager to learn. We want to visit again soon and will not be long before we see all their smiling faces again.
Children Visit RVA From a Local Methodist Church Group. By Pippa From England. They were members of a summer camp, where they stayed overnight for a week and partook in different activities. The children were age between 8 – 15 and and around 30 in total. The group visiting Richmond Vale for a few hours and we organized several stations for them to...
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