When We Decide That We Want Our Future to be Bright


When we decide that we want our future to be bright

We will want to tell everyone why they should treat the environment right

So we can all have clean water, air and health

When there is not such a great focus on wealth

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When we focus on creating green jobs and allow economies to grow in the right way

Eventually we can reap great rewards as we look forward to a brighter day

However, whenever we live to increase the wrong kind of production and destroy the environment

We will never manage to have peace and contentment

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As some people will never help others to rise

They try to keep all the wealth and believe they are the only ones who are wise

While they destroy the environment in so many ways

Not thinking about the…

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Educational blog round robin — Educating for Future Democracy Collaborative

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Sharks Were Officially Decreed as Protected Wildlife in Costa Rica

A few days ago, it was learned that the Hammerhead, Silky and Fox Shark were officially included as protected species by the Costa Rican Wildlife Conservation Law. The environment ministry has sanctioned this decree. Previously they were fished like any commercial species, with practically no restrictions. It turns out, now the landing, commercialization or export of sharks in danger of extinction will not be allowed. A great achievement as part of a long struggle of several Non-Governmental Ecological Organizations in Costa Rica.

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Armadale remembered: a Jamaican tragedy

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When something like the Armadale fire happens, where seven young women were burned to death, there is always the anxiety that a similar incident could happen again in the future. The issue is always whether the organisation responsible has learned from the terrible experience and put in place everything that they possibly can to stop it happening again. In this case this was the State, in whose care and protection the girls – aged between fifteen and seventeen – found themselves at Armadale.

In May 2013, on the 4th anniversary of the disaster, Eve for Life and UNICEF partnered with ASHE – performing in this photo – for a session to cheer up the girl survivors of the Armadale fire. It was an emotional day. (My photo)

The Armadale fire, which took place exactly twelve years ago, was not so much a disaster as a series of agonizing failures, actions…

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The “Bird-zine” competition: a creative challenge for Caribbean residents

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BirdsCaribbean has been coming up with a whole range of online activities and learning opportunities for young (and older) bird enthusiasts – or just for people of any age who want to know more about the remarkable and unique birds that call our region home. By the way, the regional non-governmental organization focuses on island birds – not the peripheral Caribbean countries that are part of mainland ecosystems such as Belize, Guyana and Suriname (although they have amazing birds, also). So, from Dutch-speaking Aruba in the south to the Bahamas in the north, BirdsCaribbean works with partners – local community-based organisations, government departments, and conservationists – right across our scattered islands.

The Black-billed Parrot is endemic to Jamaica. It lives only in the Cockpit Country, Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, Mt. Diablo – and if you are lucky you might see one or two in Hope Gardens, in…

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