You don’t have to be an environmental enthusiast to enjoy this blog from the same people who host the annual Jamaica Beach Cleanup. It’s highly informative and relevant in today’s world, especially in light of the ongoing debate on climate change.
EarthTalk is the blog for the Jamacia Environment Trust, and covers a wide range of environmental issues pertinent to Jamaica. For instance, the blog entries Never Ending Rubbish and Even More Never Ending Rubbish offer keen insight to our state of garbage disposal.
Jamaica Environment Trust was formed in 1991 under the dynamic leadership of Dianna McCaulay. It is a non-profit, non-governmental membership organization with a focus on environmental education and advocacy. Among its activities, JET hosts a Schools Environment Programme, field trips, environmental events and its popular beach cleanup day.
In EarthTalk’a first entry titled VERSUS, IN COPENHAGEN, McCaulay explained why she did not attend the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the end of the blog she made this statement about climate change: “Its complex, it’s global, it’s political, it’s long term – although horizons are shortening – and it’s all about VERSUS. The north vs the south. The rich vs the poor. Developed vs developing. Islands vs continents. Small vs big. If we do nothing, catastrophe for the environment. If we do anything, catastrophe for the economy.”
As you can see from this, there are no boring moments on EarthTalk.