Stories News 2017 03 15 1Earth Hour

AS the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guyana prepares to observe Earth Hour, the call has been sounded for unity in change. Guyana is prompted to take personal actions to save the country from the destructive threats posed by global warming.

According to WWF-Guyana Communications Consultant Lennox Cornette, Guyana celebrates Earth Hour with an educational and entertaining programme which begins at 7:00hrs today with an Earth Hour Run from the Jubilee Stadium at Durban Park to the National Park.

The Office of Climate Change took its awareness outreach, today, to the Sophia Special School, Dennis Street, Sophia. The awareness programme is a collaborative effort between the Office of Climate Change and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN).

The intention of the programme is to raise awareness among students on climate change and its effects, and the role the students can play in helping to save the environment.

The Office of Climate Change held its first workshop today, with students of St Gabriel’s Primary School on raising awareness of climate change, and how they can help to save their environment.

The awareness programme is a collaborative effort between the Office of Climate Change and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN).

Georgetown, Guyana – (March 2, 2017) The Department of Environment (DoE) was officially launched, yesterday, by President David Granger with the charge that it must seek to ensure that Guyana achieves the objectives of a ‘green’ state in the shortest possible time even as the world continues to grapple with the effects of global warming and climate change.

President Granger, in delivering the feature address at the event, said that the Department, which was first introduced to the nation on ‘National Tree Day’ on October 1, 2016, is central to Guyana’s transition towards a ‘green state’. The Department, he noted, will be tasked with the development of a plan of action to ensure the achievement of the green agenda. It will ensure that all the agencies concerned with the environment and sustainable energy generation play their part in Guyana’s transition towards a ‘green’ state.