The JEMS Progressive Community organization will begin its National Week of Climate change action on Friday October 9 as it continues to raise awareness on the impacts of Climate Change throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Seven community groups across the state will be participating in the week of activities which runs until October 15, 2015.
These groups are: the Dickson Community Centre management Committee; Diamonds Village community Heritage organization; Ashburton Sports and Cultural Organization; River Bank Gardens Environment protection and Preservation project (Stoney Ground); the Barrouallie Tourism and Heritage Organisation; the Rose Hall Cultural and Development organization and Chateaubelair climate Change Group.
They will engage in a wide range of activities during the week including:
- Riverbank and drain Clean-ups
- Tree planting in public spaces
- Distribution of fruit trees to residents
- Riverbank stabilization by planting grass to reduce soil erosion
- Community awareness building through workshops
The various groups were each presented with a cheque of EC$2000 on Friday, 2nd October to assist in the activities during the National Week of Climate Change. The cheques were handed over by Rosanna Leigertwood a representative of JEMS at a ceremony which took place at the Fisheries Conference Room in Kingstown.
This represents another stage in the JEMS National Climate Change initiative entitled “Community Participatory Action to reduce the Impacts of Climate Change in vulnerable communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.