Environmental Education

Environmental Education

Visit this page often for interesting links to informative websites, images and videos. As Eco-Warriors the more knowledge we have about Climate Change and environmental issues the better. We can target our actions to address some of the major Sustainable Development Goals. Let's save our planet one Eco-Warrior at a time!

Caribbean Horizons: Exploring Renewable Energy and Preserving Our Seas

Caribbean Horizons: Exploring Renewable Energy and Preserving Our Seas

Today, we're embarking on an exhilarating voyage to uncover two remarkable treasures: the boundless potential of renewable energy and the hidden wonders within our majestic seas. Are you prepared to dive into a world of clean power and ocean fascination? Let's embark on this captivating journey together!

Exploring Sustainable Travel Tips This Summer: An Adventure for Kids and Adults

Exploring Sustainable Travel Tips This Summer: An Adventure for Kids and Adults

Summer is here, and it's the perfect time for exciting travel adventures! Whether you're a curious kid or a responsible adult, we can all embark on a journey to explore the world while also being mindful of the environment. Sustainable travel is the key, and in this article, we'll discover some simple yet powerful tips that can make our vacations fun, memorable, and eco-friendly!

Caribbean Horizons: Exploring Renewable Energy and Preserving Our Seas

Caribbean Horizons: Exploring Renewable Energy and Preserving Our Seas

Today, we're embarking on an exhilarating voyage to uncover two remarkable treasures: the boundless potential of renewable energy and the hidden wonders within our majestic seas. Are you prepared to dive into a world of clean power and ocean fascination? Let's embark on this captivating journey together!

Exploring Sustainable Travel Tips This Summer: An Adventure for Kids and Adults

Exploring Sustainable Travel Tips This Summer: An Adventure for Kids and Adults

Summer is here, and it's the perfect time for exciting travel adventures! Whether you're a curious kid or a responsible adult, we can all embark on a journey to explore the world while also being mindful of the environment. Sustainable travel is the key, and in this article, we'll discover some simple yet powerful tips that can make our vacations fun, memorable, and eco-friendly!

Why Caribbean businesses need to manage their food waste – PART 2 (Consequences of inaction)

Why Caribbean businesses need to manage their food waste – PART 2 (Consequences of inaction)

This blog continues as I delve into a matter of paramount importance for the region’s businesses. In Part 1, I shed light on the pressing need for Caribbean businesses to address their food waste, as this environmental challenge reaches a tipping point for us all. With breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity at stake, the time is ripe for action. Let’s continue the discussion, as we uncover the consequences of inaction, highlighting why Caribbean businesses need to manage their food waste now and its effects on both the natural ecosystem and the vibrant local economy.

Why Caribbean businesses need to manage their food waste NOW

Why Caribbean businesses need to manage their food waste NOW

The global challenge of food loss and waste has gained attention due to its increased importance. It’s an official UN SDG Target Goal 12 – “By 2023, the goal is to half per global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.” But that is simply just the beginning. So let’s explore why Caribbean businesses need to manage their food waste NOW.

5 tips to begin to compost your food waste NOW

5 tips to begin to compost your food waste NOW

Welcome back to our ongoing talks on responsible food waste management! In our previous blog, “4 Tips to Manage Food Waste Responsibly,” we delved into 4 main strategies to minimize waste and make a positive impact on our environment. Today, we turn our attention to one of those essential tips: composting. Composting, a powerful tool in nurturing nature’s cycle, holds the key to transforming our food scraps into valuable resources. Ever wanted to get started? Here are 5 tips to begin to compost your food waste NOW:

4 tips to manage food waste responsibly

4 tips to manage food waste responsibly

In our last blog, we covered the differences between food loss and food waste because YES, they are two very distinct concepts. If you didn’t get a chance to catch it, you can take a read here. In Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the Caribbean Region, organic waste (which includes food) remains at the top of our Waste Charts. It is such a prevalent issue, that the United Nations in its Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production has a listed target to halve food waste by the year 2030. This waste not only contributes to environmental problems like greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution but also represents a significant loss of resources that could otherwise be used to feed people in need. Here are four (4) tips to help you manage your food waste responsibly and/or redirect food losses:

Which one is worse – wasting food or losing food?

Which one is worse – wasting food or losing food?

In our last blog, we spoke about what is food waste and why it’s a problem we should all have. In case you missed it, you can catch it here. However, there is something that we also need to get – Food loss and food waste are two distinct concepts! And that they refer to different stages in the food supply chain. If I were to capture them each in one sentence, I would say that food loss occurs at the production, post-harvest, and processing stages, while food waste occurs at the retail and consumer stages. Understanding how they differ is essential to being able to plan and put effective measures in place. So I ask, which one is worse – wasting food or losing food?

Food waste: When did it become a problem and is it bad?

Food waste: When did it become a problem and is it bad?

Food waste is a problem that affects us all, from the environment to our wallets. It is defined as any food that is discarded and not consumed for any reason, whether it be at the farm level, during processing, at the grocery store, or in our own homes. So when did food waste become a problem and is it bad?

Ways to celebrate Earth Day 2023!

Ways to celebrate Earth Day 2023!

This year marks the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day! In order to protect our planet, we need to invest in it. But how do we invest in the planet?

Earth Day 2023!

Earth Day 2023!

This year, join WePlanet on April 22, 2023, to celebrate Earth Day!

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Avoidable environmental factors are responsible for around 24% of worldwide human deaths, either directly or indirectly. To live long and healthy lives, we need and deserve clean air to breathe, pure water to drink and to live in regions free of hazardous chemicals.

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Sustainability

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Sustainability

All life on Earth and industrial activities depend on natural resources such as food, water, plants, and minerals. Due to the destruction of these sources as a result of human activity like deforestation, pollution and fossil fuels, environmental activists are urging organizations and countries to be more sustainable.

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

This year Earth Day is celebrated under the theme: "Invest In Our Planet"! This movement started in 1970 and has been creating an impact ever since.

Take Part in Earth Hour!

Take Part in Earth Hour!

How can you celebrate Earth Hour? Take a look at ideas of some ways you can take part in Earth Hour!

What is Earth Hour?

What is Earth Hour?

This year, take part in Earth Hour with WePlanet! Join us on the 26 of March 2022, at 8:30 pm. We are celebrating in collaboration with the National Development Foundation of Dominica to raise awareness on how our small actions affect our environment. Let us all switch off our lights and stand united for each other and the one home we all share!