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Jamaica's Cockpit Country
Environment

 “Cockpit Country Water ” is a short video about the importance of Cockpit Country in regulating Jamaica’s water cycle, providing 40% of Jamaica’s clean, fresh water to 6 parishes. Cockpit Country’s underground reservoir is the most important fresh water source in Jamaica.   TO SIGN PETITION, CLICK ON LINK BELOW:

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Cockpit Country
Environment

Here are five reasons why we need to protect Cockpit Country by Diana McCaulay. Diana McCaulay is the CEO of Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Cockpit Country is a rugged, forested area of west-central Jamaica, rich in plants, animals, water and history. It is home to about 70,000 people, including the

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Net Zero Energy Building Jamaica
Environment

Soaring energy demand, together with increased populations and the dangers of a warming planet are intensifying the conversation around better building practices worldwide. In response, the prototype Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) being constructed at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona utilises construction concepts designed to minimise energy

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Jamaica's sea turtles
Environment

Meet the Man Saving Jamaica’s Sea Turtles “Mel Tennant came to Jamaica in 2003, purchasing a home overlooking Oracabessa’s Gibraltar Beach, and expecting to enjoy his retirement in tropical quiet. The following year, Tennant observed turtle tracks on Gibraltar Beach for the first time. Further investigation led him to find

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UWI Net Zero Energy Building
Environment

Construction of the Caribbean’s first Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) is to commence shortly at The University of the West Indies (UWI).  Ground was broken on May 10 at the UWI for the approximately J$61.48 million (US$500,000) project, to be situated along Gibraltar Way on the UWI Mona campus. The

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Environment

The Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, with global partners and local stakeholders, has embarked on a pioneering project to construct the island’s first Net Zero Energy Building. The main objective of the project, initiated with the financial support of the

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Environment

If you’ve been to Hellshire Beach lately you would no doubt have been wandering what’s up with the beach at Hellshire, it’s disappearing! Is this a case of natural beach erosion or a result of human activity? Here’s a repost from a story by Kamila” The Case of the Disappearing Shoreline:

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BooksEnvironment

Esther Figueroa’s Jamaica launch of her environmental novel Limbo will be on Sunday, April 6, 11:00AM at UWI Mona at Neville Hall Auditorium (N1), sponsored by the Department of Literatures in English. Prof. Carolyn Cooper with be giving the launch talk and the author will be reading from Limbo and signing

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EnvironmentHappening on the Edge 2013

Explore Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. Inviting one and all to a Cockpit Country Nature Walk for the Birds, Sunday, December 8th, at Stewart Town, Trelawny. This is a fundraiser for Seven Oaks Sanctuary for Wildlife. For more information please contact Wendy Ann Lee at SOS-Wildlife@cwjamaica.com. For more about the Cockpit Country

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EnvironmentVideos

Here’s a film by Jamaican film maker, Esther Figueroa. Here’s what Esther has to say about the film, “In view of the planned trans-shipment port slated to be built and owned by the Chinese in the Portland Bight Protected Area off the south coast of Jamaica  (jamaicaobserver.com/news/Officials-insist-Goat-Islands-must-be-protected) you might want to

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