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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Grenada 2019
The St. Patrick Youth Organization Climate Change Education and Awareness Campaign project seeks to generate behavioral change towards conservation of our natural resources and critical habitats which will enhance community resilience making them more adaptable to climate change thus enhancing economic standards and mitigation to reduce the negative effects of climate change.
St. Patrick also known as the historical parish is a rural community with a population of approximately 10,000. It is filled with numerous amounts of historical sites which includes the famous Caribs Leap/Leapers Hill. There has been a high and steady increase of deforestation by farmers rough the areas of fishing and agricultural practices. This activity as resulted in heavy mud slides ,during every down pores and other problems to home owners, destruction of wild life, and more carbon dioxide being disperse in the air from bust fires. This is visible in the Chambord area near to Rose Hill/ Bathway area.
The project involves the creating behavioral change in communities towards the importance of conservation through the planting of trees (reforestation) and establishment of an orchard in the Rose Hill/Chambord area. This transformed barren or undeveloped land into productive land. In addition, the fruit trees grown were sufficient for trading, donation to community schools and vulnerable homes. Hosting debates in the form of parliamentary style by the organization and schools debates at the primary level to further enlighten persons on the impact of climate change and its conservation.
The St. Patrick’s Youth Organization incorporated various technology in the project to better enhance its educational awareness program. The members used their phones and cameras to film a short skit about the project citing the plagues that the project was designed to tackle and to suggest ways that we can combat those problems brought about. In addition, the mass media was used to get the objectives of the project to be met as in our society people indulged them with entertainment and media.