Deptartment of the Environment promotes awareness campaign and pushes climate-smart competition to benefit pre-schools

The Department of the Environment (DoE) is now engaged in a climate-change awareness campaign, as well as a competition, as the country strives to reduce its carbon footprint.

Senior Environment Officer Daryl George says the Department is trying to ensure that all residents are able to benefit from its work. 

Therefore, as part of its campaign to educate the people about climate change, its effects, and what can be done to tackle it, the Department has launched a competition to benefit the Nation’s youth, George says.

Meanwhile, Tashwa James, the DoE’s Education and Media Officer, describes the competition as a climate-smart technology initiative.  She invites the public to check the Department’s social-media pages for information to assist them in taking an online survey.

The competition is open to all age groups; and, at its conclusion, the pre-schools with the most votes will benefit from the climate-smart technology.

James says these technologies will include a solar-powered air conditioning system with free installation; an atmospheric water generator; a water tank; and LED bulbs, which will be awarded to at least four pre-schools.

This initiative is being funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).