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  • Writer's pictureYashoda Singh

World Environment Month 2018

Updated: Aug 2, 2018

This month was jam packed with activities to celebrate World Environment Day and Cashew Gardens actively participated in over 5 days of non stop learning, growing and evolving!

World Environment Day Month 2018
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

- J.K Rowling

We as a Model Community, a status we are constantly striving to achieve, ensured that our children, youths and adults, took the time to get involved in a month full of World Environment activities in an effort to #BeatPlasticPollution.

As part of our efforts of the worldwide movement to clean up the planet, we engaged in numerous activities in the month of June.

2 members of CGCRP picking up litter left by hikers
2 members of CGCRP picking up litter left by hikers

We kickstarted our weekend with a hike/cleanup effort at Marcas Waterfall, in St Joseph.

For many, this was the first time on this hike but the team was excited to explore and clean up this pristine piece of paradise hidden away in the mountains.

To Celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June we joined with Atlantic in their Annual Biodiversity Exhibition which took place in Point Fortin.

On 23 June, we journeyed to the Caroni swamp where we joined the efforts of 30 plus persons, as they uprooted over 1,000 mangrove seedlings.

The following morning these seedlings were taken to Brickfield, Waterloo, where they were transplanted in the mudflats of the Brickfield Fishing bay.

Four members of our community took part and what an experience it was!

The Ministry of Planning and Development invited us to attend WED Talks, which concluded our month of activities in June, for World Environment Day.

The wide array of critical and relevant information shared at this discussion is crucial to our sustainability and touched on topics like biodiversity, pesticides, global warming and our most vital supply - water!

A definite read for all and includes pdf's which you can re-share.

The theme for this year, #beatplasticpollution, was echoed at every event we attended and we cannot begin to fathom how big a problem this is for our planet's existence, and by extension the continuation of the human race.

In the words of Mandela,

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Find out about the state of Plastic

Teach the kids via these interactive School Lesson Plans

Follow us on social media and join the fight against plastics.

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