Global Warming and Climate Change is serious.
The seriousness shows itself as wildfires, flooding and drought, causing sheer and furiously accelerating devastation. Globally, the seriousness is showing by all kinds of weather, changing from the average that we are used to, to surprising extremes that we suffer and die from.
At Richmond Vale Academy we started the St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference in 2012 – a 10 year standing action conference to spearhead that we get ready to adapt to the changing climate, become food and energy secure.
During the first year we focused on inviting a smaller group of international activists to work together with a bigger group of vincentians, we have been teaching in schools and community centres and hosted several workshops.
We transformed our Academy to be St. Vincent’s first climate center where we aim to produce all our own food and energy.
The more we read and studied about Global Warming, Climate Change and how to adapt, we wanted to reach a bigger audience around the world and decided to reach out together with many people through radio, TV, newspapers and speaking directly to thousands of people in universities, colleges and high schools in many countries.
We contacted several Universities and were invited to speak in England, Norway, Germany, USA, Hungary, Lithuania, Colombia and Guyana. More than two thousand people came to hear about the new environmental movement that had started up in the island of St. Vincent.
TV Focus North Leeward has been a good partner since the very beginning, this local TV Station reaches thousands in St. Vincent on a weekly basis and covered several events at RVA and in the nearby villages.
The first climate activists are from South Korea, Venezuela, Brazil, Canada and South Africa.
Headmasters and students in North Leeward joined in to bring the messages to the public as well as the leaders of the Police Youth Groups, North Leeward Tourism association, MP Patel Matthews, Dr Thompson and other community activists.
To reach a bigger audience through TV we launched the climate compliance conference in Guyana and the first climate activists from Guyana are learning from actions in st. Vincent this year. Through the first year of the
Conference tens of thousands of people are learning about global warming and climate change, many get mobilized to join in.
The climate is changing and the globe is warming, this condition is accelerating dynamically, meaning changing for the worse for mankind and all living beings.
The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference is a new kind of environmental movement offering a practical approach to what we the people can do adapt to the changes.