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    Welcome to Richmond Vale

    Fires, floods, hurricanes, droughts and extinctions are telling us that we need a new economic model to protecting the planet.
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    What comes together comes best

    Alone the world changes you, together we change the world.
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    Learning by doing

    Each student and the student body, become able to act with others in the present reality.

Richmond Vale Academy, St. Vincent and the Grenadines  

Richmond Vale Academy is an educational institution with the aim to train activists from all over the world to fight global warming and global poverty where it is most needed.  


Fighting Poverty Program - 12 Months

Fighting Poverty Program - 12 Months

The Fighting Poverty program addresses poverty in a practical approach. Participants train in the Caribbean and serve poor communities in Latin America. New Poverty Fighters Start every April and October. Read more and join us for this amazing experience!. Click here to learn more

Climate Change Activist – 6 Months

Climate Change Activist – 6 Months

Learn, Teach and DO together with your team and members of the community to reach this amazing goal of making our small nation of St. Vincent and Grenadines, one of the first countries in the world to be ready for the Climate. Click here to learn more

Climate Change Activist – 1 Month

Climate Change Activist – 1 Month

Since the start in 2012, we have cleaned up 20 ton of trash from rivers and beaches, planted over 30.000 trees, set up 2 model gardens, taught in all schools on the island, produced 20 TV and Radio Programs. Click here to learn more


  • Dr. Thompson, St. Vincent

    Here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, we are attempting to become a green island, looking at energy, at the way we conserve our environment. I believe Richmond Vale Academy is one of those places where you can get the information and education and certified programs in terms of what you really need to know about helping to save this world, our planet."

  • Diana, Romania

    I am very proud to say I have been part of the greatest team there ever was. First let me welcome you to this piece of heaven we call Richmond in St. Vincent, I'm sure you love it (who wouldn't?!) and I know you will have a blast while learning and working here. I can vouch for the learning experience. I learned to never give up!"

  • Tomika, St. Vincent

    When I left RVA I was a completely different person. I learned things that I would have learned in a 5 years program at university or I would not have learned at all. At the RVA I learned about the Garifuna history, farming, history and team work. From the experience I had while at the RVA I will say that sometimes the road gets rocky and the best thing to do is to keep moving on because somewhere ahead you will manage how to walk on the rocks.

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Here is a list of documentaries:
2011 – the year the earth went wild Six Degrees Disruption
An Inconvenient Truth
Chasing Ice
The Garden
The Power of Community – Cuba
Do the Math – from 350.org
Generic Roulette
Dude where do you get your proteins?
The end of poverty? Food Inc.
The Future of Food
Hope in a Changing Climate
When the water ends
How many people can live on Planet Earth?
This Changes Everything BBC
Planet Earth – David Attenborough BBC – Human Planet – 8 programs of people’s lives in extreme places around the planet
Planet in Peril
The 11thhour
The miracle tree – Moringa
When the water ends
Forks over knives
Hungry for change
Killer at large
Human Planet 1-8
King Corn
Tales from the hive – bees
A place at the table
Addicted to plastic Bello Horizonte Food
Biofuels think outside the barrel
Cradle to Cradle RX for survival – examples of low tech solutions Mark Hertsgaard
HOT – Democracy Now 2012 (droughts and food riots – mobilize next generation – climateparents.org)
Food Matters
Global Warming part 1, 2, 3 and 4
Hope in a changing climate and 17 other documentaries from John Liu under the title “What if we change….”
The miracle water village (producing healthy soil in time of scarce water)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret’



www.geofflawton.com– 40 videos on permaculture “Surviving the collapse”
www.permaculturenews.org Permaculture Research Institute Australia
Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/
UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. They aim to augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.

GM Watch http://gmwatch.org/
GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry and its supporters through our website, our lists, our Spinprofiles portal, LobbyWatch, the BanGMFood campaign and our many other outreach and campaigning activities.

Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.org/
Friends of the Earth is a network of grassroots groups in 77 countries that defend the environment and champion a more healthy and just world.


People coming from Europe have a very unique opportunity to see how the developed world is impacting on developing countries, particularly small island nations like Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This can clearly be seen in Saint Vincent because t...
Art is a tool that allows us to communicate and express different opinions. During the month of April 2018, our intention was to inspire and strengthen the relation between people and nature. This is what we hoped to achieve while painting a mural in...
I am currently enrolled in the 18 month "Fighting with the Poor" program at the Richmond Vale Academy. Before coming to the Caribbean, I had worked 8 years for the same company and felt that I wanted a change in my life. The office job was making me ...
The 6 months program is unique in many ways. It provides the students with a practical understanding of topics surrounding sustainable agriculture and climate change adaptation. For most of the students, including me, many of these topics would have ...
My name is Ammon Felix and I am from the Richland, WA, U.S.A. I was part of the Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder with the Poor Program at Richmond Vale Academy from April 2016 - November 2017. During this Time I spent 6 months studying the massive force...
Tree planting actions and awareness campaigns are an important part of Richmond Vale Academy's curriculum. We partner with many different stakeholders in order to plant the most beneficial trees in various projects. We plant shade trees with schools,...