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Sandals Resorts: first to score double EarthCheck platinum

Green Traveler Guides

EarthCheck, the global eco-certifier, has awarded two Sandals all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica its highest eco-certification. Caribbean Certification Jamaica News Resorts EarthCheck Green Travel News Negril Ocho Rios Reuters Sandals ResortsIts Negril Beach Resort & Spa and Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in Ocho Rios have both earned platinum-level certification. Sandals Resorts: first to score double EarthCheck platinum is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Elegant alpine home celebrates natural timber inside and out


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Floating container home in NYC rises and falls with changing sea levels


New York City -based architecture firm Rekstur is tackling the city’s 578 miles of coastal real estate with a floating container home off Rockaway peninsula in Jamaica Bay. Eco Green a-floating-home containers-into environment floating-home house jamaica jamaica-bay- japanese shipping-container steel with-the-local

Israel’s eVolution Networks Slashes Cell Phone Tower Energy Use

Green Prophet

Israel’s eVolution Networks has recently announced that the pan-Caribbean mobile provider Digicel saved up to 23 percent of their cell phone tower energy consumption within three months of incorporating the start-up’s new Smart Energy Solutions (SES) system in Jamaica. The group from Israel started testing their product in Jamaica in early 2012 and it didn’t become fully operational until October, 2012. Map of Jamaica , Shutterstock.

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

Green Traveler Guides

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jamaica. The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica. Antigua Caribbean Certification Cozumel Dominican Republic Jamaica Mexico News North America Puerto Rico Resorts St. | Green Travel News |.

Poor Countries Tap Renewables at Twice the Pace of Rich

Green (Living) Review

An island nation like Jamaica, where wholesale power costs about $300 a megawatt-hour, could generate electricity from solar panels for about half as much. Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded. A study of 55 nations -- including China, Brazil, South Africa , Uruguay and Kenya -- found that they’ve installed a combined 142 gigawatts from 2008 to 2013.

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"The New Cheating Economy"

Environmental Economics

The order required the company to find data on migration patterns and economic growth in Jamaica, and to apply advanced economic theory. This is truly frightening: Cheating has become second nature to many students. In studies , more than two-thirds of college students say they’ve cheated on an assignment. As many as half say they’d be willing to purchase one. To them, higher education is just another transaction, less about learning than about obtaining a credential.

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A Community Garden Became an Alternative to Juvenile Detention

Green (Living) Review

The first time Tatiana visited the Curtis “50 Cent” Community Garden in Jamaica, Queens, she didn’t want to touch the dirt. “It A small green space in Queens helps court-involved youths turn their lives around. It was scary,” she says. “I I just had to stick my hand in real quick and get it over with.” That was around two years ago. Tatiana, then in 10th grade, had racked up around 200 absences at her nearby high school.

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Antarctica Climate Change

Living In a Toxic World

An ice bridge linking a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica to two islands in Antarctica has snapped. Check out the Organic Grocery List or Book Store.

DIY Delicious: Homemade Herbal Teas

Green Living Ideas

Hot Pink Hibiscus Tea (Jamaica Tea). During warmer months I love coming home to some cold iced herbal teas. Though I cannot surrender my hot green jasmine tea in the morning, warm afternoons require something a bit more refreshing, and there are often at least two varieties of iced herbal teas in the fridge at any given time. The following are some simple recipes for delicious homemade herbal teas that you can serve throughout the summer. Lemon Vanilla Tisane.

Hot spots: Global temperature rise

The Green Changemakers

In some places, it will happen a lot sooner: 2020 in Manokwari, Indonesia, and 2023 in Kingston, Jamaica, the researchers predict. On average, global temperatures will exceed historical norms as soon as 2047 and no later than 2069, according to new research by scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. For Washington, it will be 2047. If concerted steps are taken to rapidly mitigate carbon dioxide emissions, the warmup will be slowed by decades.

Jumpstarting Your Creativity Workshop

The Alien Next Door

She is currently working on a creative non-fiction short collection about her native Jamaica. Zohra, Ivy and Peta-Gaye chumming in the Sultan''s tent. Last Saturday I facilitated a workshop called “Jumpstarting Your Creativity” in Mississauga organized by poet and publisher of In Our Words Inc. Cheryl Antao-Xavier. Cheryl and husband Allan had kindly offered their back patio as the venue and hosted the workshop as part of a wonderful “High Tea”.

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Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Cool Green Science

I remember a Haiti that was known as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” a Caribbean vacation destination as famous as Jamaica or Puerto Rico is today. Maxene Atis is the Haiti conservation coordinator for the The Nature Conservancy based in Coral Gables, FL. Earlier this month, the Haitian government decreed its first marine protected area located in the south coast of Haiti.

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International Finance Corp Looking To Invest Millions In Israeli Cleantech

Green Prophet

Some of those commitments include supporting a Home Center in Russia (a Home Depot like store), supporting the expansion of engineering firm Ashtrom’s in Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport and a 24 MW geothermal plant of Ormat ‘s in Guatemala. Israeli cleantech has long been present in the American market. Companies like Ormat have been developing geothermal resources in the US for decades.

Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Over these years, an area the size of Jamaica succumbed to degradation inside protected areas. Sierra del Lacandon National Park, Guatemala. Photo: © Susan G. Ellis/TNC. By Craig Leisher, Senior Social Scientist. Protected areas are the single most important conservation strategy in the world, and Latin America has the most land within protected areas of any region of the world. But are Latin America’s protected areas effective at conserving nature inside their boundaries?

Island Mongoose: Conservation Villain or Scapegoat? Or Both?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Plantation owners on Jamaica knew why, or least thought they did: rats. In the early 1870s, plantation owners brought nine small Indian mongooses to Jamaica. A non-native mongoose in a live trap. Photo: Buzz Hoagland. By Matt Miller. It sounds like your standard invasive species narrative: Mongoose is introduced to island to control pests, mongoose instead eats native species. And that’s true, at least in part.

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Let your iPhone be your tour guide: GPS-guided walking tours

Green Traveler Guides

Jamaica holidays - For total relaxation, soak up the sun in Jamaica. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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When is an Ecosystem Service Not an Ecosystem Service?

Nature Conservancy - Science

This number is massively driven, by a single, 15-year old, unpublished, study on erosion reduction by a reef in Jamaica. Photo: Mark Godfrey/TNC. Mark Spalding is a senior marine scientist at The Nature Conservancy. If a tree falls in a forest, does it make a sound? This little philosophical conundrum hinges on whether you think of sound as something brought into existence by a perceptive human mind, or simply recognise it as a physical property of the universe.

From Paris: Finance Innovations Help Island Nations Adapt to Climate Change

Cool Green Science

Other island nations such as Palau, the Marshall Islands, Grenada and Jamaica all expressed interest in pursuing similar models to help protect their economies and increase their climate resilience. Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Small islands have big ideas.” Those were the words of my friend, H.E.

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The Real Road Less Traveled: One Man. One Day. 35 Miles. In New York. In January.

Cool Green Science

An easy walk from the 1 or 4 trains) Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Beautiful trail system in Queens teeming with a variety of species of birds. I awaken well before even the slightest sign of the mid-winter sun. The warmth of my morning tea is soothing, but it fails to mask the reality that waits on the other side of the window: cold air that bites hard in the darkness, and is forecast to hold its grasp well after the sun rises.

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Britain’s Greenest Band The Phoenix Rose to Support Junior Marvin

Green (Living) Review

Following his return to Jamaica he continued working as a session artist, more recently touring with Kaliroots and The Wailers Band.

The Ugly Battle to Get Labeling for GMO Foods

Eco Friendly Daily

Even countries like Jamaica and Ethiopia are also considering similar moves. Battles seldom get uglier than the one brewing in California. If passed, Prop 37 would require manufacturers to label products containing genetically-engineered (GE) ingredients. Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? After all, Taiwan, Australia, Norway are among the other countries that require labeling. Why would the United States not be on board? Money Driving Commerce. The simple answer is money.

Seeing the Trees – Without Losing Sight of the Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

In heavily used landscapes—such as the wet limestone forests in central Jamaica, where Kennedy researched bird communities; the Brazilian Amazon, where Boyle tracks primate movements, or the Interior Atlantic Forest in Paraguay, where de la Sancha studies small mammals—the presence of corridors, hedgerows and forest remnants linking larger tracts of forest can mean the difference between a genetically viable population of birds or mammals and one that slowly dwindles away.

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Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Soon after tours to Kingston, Jamaica; Bahia, Brazil; Savannah, Georgia and the Gullah Sea Islands; and New Orleans, Louisiana will take place. Raise your hand if you, like me, have ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and all-but-drooled over photos of epic scenery in the far reaches of the world. Don’t be shy, I too am raising my hand. .

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Vegan bakeries in L.A.

Eco-Vegan Girl

A Votre Sante - Brentwood BabyCakes - Downtown LA Golden Mean Cafe - Santa Monica Hansen's - Beverly Hills & Tarzana Jamaica's Cakes - West L.A. Today my office and I wanted to buy a cake for someone's birthday, and naturally I started thinking about where I could get a vegan cake. And my mind went blank. So I reached out to my Twitter friends to compile a list of vegan bakeries or places with vegan options in Los Angeles.

5 Women of Color Who Remade the World as We Know It

Eco Chic

Born in Jamaica in 1805, Seacole only recently gained more acclaim for her actions during the conflict, winning the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991 and named the Greatest black Briton. March is Women’s History Month, when we look back at the myriad contributions that women have made to the U.S. and beyond.

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5 Women of Color Who Remade the World as We Know It

Eco Chic

Born in Jamaica in 1805, Seacole only recently gained more acclaim for her actions during the conflict, winning the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991 and named the Greatest black Briton. March is Women’s History Month, when we look back at the myriad contributions that women have made to the U.S. and beyond.

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5 Women of Color Who Remade the World as We Know It

Eco Chic

Born in Jamaica in 1805, Seacole only recently gained more acclaim for her actions during the conflict, winning the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991 and named the Greatest black Briton. March is Women’s History Month, when we look back at the myriad contributions that women have made to the U.S. and beyond.

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Vegetarian in Sierra Leone

Eco-Vegan Girl

This may seem like an odd post, but it stems from a friend who wants to know how her friend can be vegetarian while living in Sierra Leone. She asked if I could recommend a simple cookbook, but before I could answer I had to look up what food is available in the country. About Sierra Leone Sierra Leone is a tropical country on the Atlantic Coast of West Africa. It is best known for its blood diamonds that were mined and sold for high prices during the civil war.

10 vegan myths, debunked


Non-white vegan traditions include Rastafarians in Jamaica, Jainism in India and the part-time veganism of Ethiopia ’s fasting season. Vegans and vegetarians are often the target of jokes, scorn, concern and/or fear by a majority culture that routinely consumes animals. The upcoming holidays are a prime time for omnivorous family members and friends to heckle a loved one who is vegan while brandishing a turkey leg or Christmas pudding.

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The ESPN Women + Sports Summit and the Global Ascendancy of Females

Eco Chic

Eco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women + Sports Summit at the Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton in Tucson, Arizona this past October. The Summit brought together influencers and leaders in the world of women and sports, and it was an unforgettable experience. I met so many inspirational women, heard so many powerful stories, had the opportunity to test drive the new Lexus ES (in “eco drive”) and took away so much in a matter of three days.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Permeable Pavement

The Green Changemakers

2010 Dec: Raising Healthy Children Nov: Certified Green Restaurants Aug: Donate/Recycle Your Mattress Jul: Saving Jamaica Bay Jun: Bug Spray, Examined May: Oil Spill Apr: Wild Things Feb: Kitchen Gardening Jan: Scented Products 2009 Dec: Green Holiday Entertaining Nov: Trashy Habits Oct: Orca Watching Aug: Clothes Disposal Jun: Vacation Ideas for Nature Lovers May: Low-VOC Paints Apr: My Daughter Saved the World!

Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

The Green Changemakers

This project''s description page shows participation from Jamaica, Israel, Iran and the United States. Earth Day 2014 is right around the corner, and this year the theme is "Green Cities." Are you planning on incorporating the annual event in your classroom? There are many different learning opportunities on Earth Day, whether it''s science-based investigations, thematic reading, or creative arts projects.

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The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30


The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 GreenBiz Editors Mon, 05/17/2021 – 00:01 Their dreams are bright: Walkable, equitable cities. Clean energy for Native American communities. Planet-healing fast food. Circular outdoor gear. Decarbonized buildings. Electrified mobility.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Spring of Sustainability - FREE 3 month online teleseminar events

The Green Changemakers

HIghly recommended: a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

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Using story … for global learning

The Green Changemakers

Surprising Joy by Valerie Bloom tells the story of Joy, brought up in Jamaica, who finally gets the news she’s been waiting for that she can join her mother in England. Professional development ideas for primary schools There are a wealth of excellent storybooks appropriate for primary children which raise questions about people, their relationships with each other and the wider world.

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Gaia Education

The Green Changemakers

La Caravana has inspired the creation of ecovillage networks and projects in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil and helped to create the Ecuadorian Women's Leadership Network for Peace. Four Keys The "Four Keys to Sustainable Settlements", or just "Four Keys" are four booklets planned for publication by the Gaia Education Communications Committee to supplement the EDE course material.

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