Vote for the best water idea ever!

Best Water Idea icon-2 600pxIn honor of World Water Week, the Stockholm World Water Institute is asking for nominations for the Best Water Idea of All Time.

I think I have to vote for the toilet……

Dogs, poop, or dirt?

 

Which is worse? Dogs in the creek? Dog poop beside the creek? Or sediment in the creek??? What do YOU think?

Save Water, Drink Wine is Saturday, February 7th at 6pm!

save-water-drink-wine-2015last-300x232It’s been cold outside, but it will be warm inside the greenhouses of The Barn Nursery for Save Water, Drink Wine! Your $40 ticket price includes all your wine and food and you even get to keep the glass! Come join us next Saturday, February 7th, 2015!

We attended the Media and Youth Workshop in Trinidad in 2014

What does the Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance do? Where do we go? Well – we were invited to speak and teach in Trinidad and Tobago!

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A description of the Workshop:

Scenes from the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean‘s (GWP-C’s) first ever Media and Youth Workshop on Water Security and Climate Resilience on December 18th and 19th, 2014.The workshop aimed to provide Caribbean media and communication practitioners and active members of environmental youth organisations such as the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) with relevant information and training on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Climate Resilience.GWP-C recognises the critical importance of the role of Caribbean media and communication practitioners in advocating and building awareness on key development issues such as water security and its relationship with climate resilience. Also important to the GWP-C is encouraging and supporting young people and youth organisations to be fully active and engaged in learning and sharing knowledge on water and climate change issues.A key objective of the workshop is to also increase dialogue and knowledge exchange between media and communication practitioners and youth groups working on climate and water issues in the Caribbean.Special thanks to our partner, the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP) who collaborated with us to facilitate the field trip component of the workshop.

The workshop was executed under the GWP-C’s Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP).

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Save Water, Drink Wine February 7th

Save the date and invite your friends! The Barn Nursery is again opening its doors for us to celebrate the need for clean water across the world! Join us for Save Water, Drink Wine at 6pm on Saturday, February 7th in the greenhouses of the Barn Nursery! Sample wines from Dahlonega to Argentina thanks to Panoram Imports, Horizon Wine and Spirits, and Three Sisters, Wolf Mountain, and Cavender Creek Vineyards in Dahlonega!#savewaterdrinkwine15

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LifeCycle of a Drop of Water

You’ve probably all see the lifecycle of water as a poster…What about a popup Picture book? 

 

Revolution ( Life Cycle of a Drop of Water). from Chris Turner on Vimeo.

CMS is now a Sponsor of Caribbean SEA

We have a new Sponsor!

CMS

From their website: “CMS is a dynamic and innovative company, specializing in onshore and inshore piling, construction and marine engineering within the Caribbean Region. We install pilings which we design to suit each environment in which we work. The customization and use of non traditional, state-of-the-art piling systems ensures minimal environmental impact, increased installation speed, minimal material wastage and consequently a lower project cost for our clients

It’s never too late to be a sponsor and help provide clean water and environmental education

 

Mankote Mangrove in St Lucia

Something else fun that we do? How about Mangroves.

What’s a Mangrove? From WikipediaMangroves are various large and extensive types of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics andsubtropics – mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. The remaining mangrove forest areas of the world in 2000 was 53,190 square miles (137,760 km²) spanning 118 countries and territories.

Caribbean SEA Assisted with field studies at Makote Mangrove, the only real protected mangrove in St Lucia which saw such drought this year that the entire mangrove was dry, even the pond.  Our camps this summer also went there and our kids are helping with trash clean ups ….it has become quite the repository of trash both from dumping and floating plastic.

 

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The Mankote mangrove is a basin mangrove which at 40 hectares is the largest mangrove
in St. Lucia. The Crown has ownership of this land. It represents 20% of the total
mangrove area in St. Lucia (Portecop and Benito-Espinal 1985). Mangrove species
identified there include the red (Rhizophora mangle ), black (Avicennia germinans and
Avicennia schaueriana), white (Laguncularia racemosa) and buttonwood (Conocarpus
erecta) (Conservation & Sustainable livelihoods). Mankote is critical to the protection of
wildlife and for the control of erosion. 

 

 

Caribbean SEA Video on Kids 4 Coral 2014 at Ti Kaye

This work was helped sponsored by this donation .

Snorkeling with kids where trash is the theme.

 

You donations help make things like this possible.

Clean Water Camp 2014 Video

We just don’t work in the Caribbean – Clean Water is a bit of a problem everywhere. Check out this video for the work done on South Chickamauga Creek.

 

The Clean water camp is one of the things we do locally in Tennessee/Georgia.