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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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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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Black man be proud!

Fitzroy Dowers “Be proud” written by Fitzroy Dowers, Vincentian writer and poet.
Black man be proud! It’s not the colour of your skin That makes you great. It’s not the size of your head Nor your body weight. Black man be proud! There is no difference between Africa, England, Australia or Canada, No difference between Negro blood And Caucasian stud. Black man be proud! They captured you and did enslave, But you were courageous,...
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The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference beyond 2021

We welcome you to RVA We will continue to involve as many people as possible in the many years to come all over the Caribbean.
After almost ten years of climate action a lot has been done and certainly more is to be done for all to be ready for climate change. Hundreds and Thousands of people are working to make their villages and island nations more Food, Water and Energy secure. People are taking action to meet the Climate Emergency. We can only see the Climate complianc...
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We need a farming revolution as much as we need an ethical revolution

Interview with Danail The ecological farming is beneficial for the population and for the nature.
Interview from the movie in making  “The benefits of making organic gardens and leading a natural life”. Lucie: What happened with the food we are eating and why is organic food production necessary? Danail: The food on the shelves today is produced in unethical manners. Instead of the food we eat being our medicine, it is exactly the opposite...
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The Slaves and Slavery

painting The slaves, however, were not prepared to wait for freedom to come to them as a dispensation from above.
We have considered the different attitudes to slavery of the British Government, the British capitalists, the absentee British West Indian planters, and the British humanitarians. We have followed the battle of slavery in the home country. It would be a grave mistake, however, to treat the question as if it were merely a metropolitan struggle. The ...
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The “Everything Vincy” fairs and “Guests are always welcome”

David The Everything Vincy fairs consist of vendors from all over the islands, who exhibit their products from oils, jams, clothes, bags, embroidery, jewelry and much more.
At Richmond Vale Academy we receive around 1000 guests a year from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, other Caribbean islands and even farther away from USA, UK, Ecuador, Mexico and other countries.  Even sailing groups come because they heard about this school at the foot of the volcano, which is an opportunity they cannot pass away. We have an ...
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Globalized * Climatised * Stigmatised

camillo-Open-day The deepening crisis that is climate change cannot continue to be confronted at the glacial pace of business-as-usual multilateral diplomacy.
Many more will have to suffer Many more will have to die Don’t ask me why Bob Marley The squandering of oil and gas is associated with one of the greatest tragedies, not in the least resolved, whish is suffered by humankind: climate change. Fidel Castro   The Climate Threat There are thousands of books and academic journals, well sourced and p...
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Trees of the Richmond Vale Academy

front At the RVA trees are all around us and we at the school take very special care of them because they are of great benefit to us and all the wildlife that use them.
Trees are vital for the survival of humanity. They provide us with oxygen and take in Carbon dioxide, purify the air, contribute in the water cycle, contribute in climate change, provide us with wood, food, cool down the environment, give shade and shelter, give us medicine, protect wildlife and much more. Many species are used in landscaping while...
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Vincentians urged to sign up for courses at RVA

stvincent-urgens-to-sign-up-RVA STUDENTS WHO recently completed the one month Climate Change Compliance course, (from left) Jamie Huggins, Romana Rainer and Nicola Wynne
Students at the Richmond Vale Academy are encouraging Vincentians to sign up for courses that will teach them how to live sustainable lives and create forms of employment. Three students from abroad visited SEARCHLIGHT recently to speak about their experience from being a part of the one-month version of the Climate Compliance course. Nicola Wynne,...
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The young generation in the Caribbean ready for climate change

Untitled Richmond Vale Academy had the great opportunity to share 2 weeks with a group of teenagers from different villages
Young people from different parts of the world are taking the initiative to fight against climate change; we can see an example in the "Fridays for Future movement".  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is no exception. Richmond Vale Academy had the great opportunity to share 2 weeks with a group of teenagers from different villages of Saint Vinc...
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Rebels of the Caribbian

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We don't generally think of the Caribbean as a place of suffering and vulnerability. However, Stina Herberg and Selwyn Patterson, who are fund raising to attend the CCC19 conference at Findhorn, live on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent where each day they experience the truth of the Caribbean's defencelessness against climate change. They have s...
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How an island got it's name

Young-Island-SVG The island nation consists of 32 islands and cays - one of the islands is called Young Island.
The country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, also known as 'Hairoun (a)' and also 'Yurumein', is located to the south of the Caribbean Sea and has a population of 110.000 people. SVG is a small island nation but it's history is quite remarkable and it's landscapes breathtaking.  The island nation consists of 32 islands and cays - one of th...
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St Vincent, God save the Queen!?

St Vincent, God save the Queen!?
It’s been only a few days since my arrival in St Vincent and the Grenadines. A few beautiful days were my eyes have been open to the beauty of nature and where already I have fully fallen for this charming island and its amazingly lovely inhabitants. A few qualms have already risen however, one in particular which holds coincidental synergies with ...
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Poverty in Saint Vincent and how we can make real change

Poverty in Saint Vincent and how we can make real change
By Ammon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located between Saint Lucia to the north and Grenada to the south. Saint Vincent is a very mountainous country with a long history of indigenous peoples. The Island was first “discovered” by Spanish explorers in 1511 but was colonized by the French in 1719 and eventually by the British. The colony was ru...
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Benefits of the Moringa Tree - Infographic

Benefits of the Moringa Tree - Infographic
Moringa oleifera is a small to medium-sized tropical tree native to the Indian subcontinent. The tree is easily recognizable from its light colored knotty trunk and highly branched compound leaves. The fruits of the Moringa tree are thin, 1 ½ -2 ft. long pods.  The M. tree has several names in different parts of the world including its common ...
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It’s dangerous out there, they said!

It’s dangerous out there, they said!
By Chris Before we came to St. Vincent many people told us over and over, how dangerous it can be and how many things have happened in this island. They were talking about robberies and fights and so on. Of course, we were a little concerned about the potential danger ahead of us. I guess all such things happen here, but let’s be honest, they happe...
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Geothermal development approach

Geothermal development approach
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) with a population of approximately 104,000 people is 150 square miles and lies 60° 56’ West longitude and 13° 15’ North latitude, approximately 100 miles west of Barbados, 68 miles north of Grenada and 24 miles south of St. Lucia. From a morphological point of view St. Vincent shares similarity to the ...
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Organic Bananas

Organic Bananas
New technologies are being introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture, to improve Banana Production in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Ministry is partnering with H2K Agro to conduct trials on Banana Farms with the aim of controlling the Black Sigatoka and Moko diseases that have been affecting the banana industry. Speaking at a media conferen...
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Why we March Against Monsanto

Why we March Against Monsanto
The 19th of May we will march against Montsanto in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In St. Vincent many farmers, teachers and other people want to protect the island against the growing of Genetically Modified Organisms. GMOs are created in a lab, by inserting a gene from one organism into another unrelated organism, producing plants and animals tha...
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