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RVA creates history by moving to 100% renewable energy

solar3 Richmond Vale Academy (RVA), which focuses heavily on sustainable living, is now on 100 per cent renewable electricity
It has taken four months longer than anticipated, but they have done it. Richmond Vale Academy (RVA), which focuses heavily on sustainable living, is now on 100 per cent renewable electricity. The school's off-grid system now consists of an additional 48 new solar modules (panels), bringing the total photovoltaic array to an output of 32 kilowatt, ...
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Richmond Vale Academy to use 100% renewable electricity by May

100-renewable-electricity-blog RVA focuses heavily on sustainable living will have 100 per cent of its electricity generated by renewable energy by May
RVA focuses heavily on sustainable living will have 100 per cent of its electricity generated by renewable energy by May. The move by Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) falls under its 10-year programme, The St. Vincent Climate Compliance (CCCP) 2012 - 2021. Under the programme, the institution has trained hundreds of students to take action as well as in...
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Embrace this unique learning experience - The chicken project

IMG_20180122_075109 We hope they will take good care of our chicken project and see the fruit trees grow and blossom
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 maybe always remained theoretical concepts. The program is structured in several "periods", each of ...
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Green Energy Movement

solar-panel-roof1 Our aim is to become fully dependent on Solar Energy
Our Solar Project As part of the movement for a more sustainable, eco-friendly Richmond Vale, one of the most recent projects we have embarked on is to become dependent on only solar powered energy. The movement within the renewable energy sector in the modern day is rapidly growing, and so its vital, we as a climate centre, divert away from the ex...
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Overview of Richmond Vale Academy

Overview of Richmond Vale Academy
We are excited to share the first drone videos with you - where you can see The Richmond Vale Academy and our Garden Farm from above. Thanks to Ken from Bridges from Prosperity's great images! Enjoy!
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New Irrigation System at RVA

New Irrigation System at RVA
Our current period in the program is called “Making RVA climate compliant”. We split our team, my group was responsible for setting up a new irrigation system for our garden and especially the tree nursery. This is part of a project to plant 6,000 soursop trees in St. Vincent. Currently, rainwater for the garden is collected in a pond. From there, ...
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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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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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How to make a Biogas - Movie

Pats-biogas-plant We have started our transition to carbon neutral energy by constructing a small biogas plant, a system which transforms household waste into usable methane.
With ever-growing energy needs in the world, we strive to leave as small a carbon footprint on the Earth as we can. Living in a boarding school which can house up to 75 people at one time, we came to appreciate how every small electrical device contributes to our collective energy spending. In becoming a climate compliant community we are currently...
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Public Awareness - Movie

Proyectos-educativos Several Radio and TV stations have aired programs about the reasons for climate change.
Since the start of the Climate Compliance Conference, a big focus has been placed on environmental education. This type of education opens a whole new door of thinking and facilitates questions such as, what is Global Warming and Climate Change, how can we the people get involved, and what are the solutions to dealing with important contemporary is...
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Four years into the Climate Compliance Program

Tree-lympics RVA starts 6-month teams 3 times a year to ensure the continuity of the Conference and longer projects around the islands.
The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference was established in 2012 to run for 10 years. During this time, it is the objective of Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) to make the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines climate compliant, i.e. self-sufficient food and energy-wise, as well as resistant to natural disasters. This will be ensured both...
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Grey Water System

Greywater Recycling System In Richmond Vale Academy we are building a greywater recycling system in which we are taking the water from the laundry and six showers, we estimate recycle about 1000 liters of water per day.
Grey water system in Richmond Vale Academy The greywater is water that comes from the showers, laundry and kitchen. Basically the water that contains inorganic particles like soap, oil and some synthetic compounds. This water is used once for differents purposes and then thrown to sewage systems or waterbodies like rivers, lagoons and seas. These a...
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