Contrary to popular belief, the US is not free from the water quality problems that plague many developing nations! After a water supply breach due to extensive flooding, the city of Minot, North Dakota issued a “boil order” for all residents. Imagine how different your life would be if drinking or even using your tap water put you at serious risk for nasty infections! That was June 25, and now 3 weeks later, a large part of the city still doesn’t have safe water coming out of their faucets. You can check out what constitutes a “boil order” here. If you live somewhere you don’t have to boil your own drinking water, take a moment to send some good vibes to your local water quality department, and then enjoy a refreshing glass of agua.
So here is the new website……and it’s in WordPress.
If you notice the URL is https://www.caribbean-sea.org. It’s been a long few months as we’ve migrated servers…email….applications and put all our “web” stuff in one spot. Email is back up and running (mostly) with a new gmail backend.
Expect more to get posted….come back often…let us know if anything doesn’t work.
This has been a busy week for us at Caribbean SEA – it’s Earth Week! We started off the week by visiting Calvin Donaldson Elementary School on Monday and Tuesday to show the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders how their everyday actions can affect everyone in Chattanooga, the United States, and the world! They have a constructed wetland in their schoolyard that we used to talk to them about what makes it healthy and where the water comes from. Then we showed them the tributary of Chattanooga Creek that runs behind the school – it has been concreted, is covered in algae and since it floods so easily, there was trash everywhere. For each of the classes, we had the kids pick up (at least) one piece of trash (some got a little overzealous) and then they had to line up and pass each piece of trash down to the end person so they could see what would happen if everyone threw down one piece of trash. That’s always the activity that hits them the hardest I think, and they have lots of fun with it! And we do too!! This program just amped us up even more for our “Kids 4 Clean Water” camps that we are having this summer!
Check out our spot on WDEF for Scenic City Outdoors!
Come have some fun and dream of the Caribbean!! Our Beach Party fundraiser will be at the Mill in the southside this year…with the rocking tunes of Milele Roots! We are also working on our new website…so have some patience with us as we transfer and change things. yikes!
Take a look at Sven Homscheid’s blog about the aftermath of hurricane Tomas on St Lucia. He works for GTZ on renewable energy projects in the eastern Caribbean. The kids did get back to school last week across the island. There are still many areas with out water, however.
This week, our amazing volunteer, Jonathan Vickery, is back at Mr Elie’s farm in Mabouya Valley working on a redesign for the biodigester cover. Mr Elie’s farm was spared much damage from the hurricane. We have another digester design we also will try, thanks to Sven!
For the last 10 days, I was in hurricane ravaged
With the help of the German Embassy and the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute, I took 30 cases of PUR emergency water purification packets to the island. The anger and despair of people who do not have clean water was palpable. Global Medic from
Can you help us this year? Any donations are so very welcome to help us pay for emergency water treatment as well as helping the students devise and implement long term solutions for their communities. In the
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