June 2023 – Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)

June 2023

St. Kitts and Nevis Clean Seas Project

The St. Kitts and Nevis Clean Seas Project seeks to build and enhance on the coastal clean-up efforts spearheaded by Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) in St. Kitts and Nevis and The Ripple Institute (TRI) in St. Kitts and Nevis under the Clean Seas Program (www.cleanseas.org). This project was launched on Thursday 31st October 2019. 

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St. Kitts and Nevis Backyard Gardening Facebook Group

The St. Kitts and Nevis Backyard Gardening Facebook Group is an initiative by The Ripple Institute SKN and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network. The theme of this initiative is “Greening Communities Through Food Production” and its aim is to increase food security. The objectives of the St. Kitts & Nevis Gardening Facebook Group are to

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Ministry of Environment and National Beautification (MENB), Green and Blue Economy Press Conference

The MENB held a press conference in recognition of Environment Month and invited CYEN as a partner. The organisation was represented by National Coordinator, Shannon Weekes and Public Relations Officer, Ivanna Odle. The press conference was to update the public on what the Ministry and its partners are doing in Barbados to combat Plastic Pollution.

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) panel discussion entitled, The Development of Ocean Policy Promises and Pitfalls”

On World Oceans Day (June 8th, 2023), our very own Shanice Haynes attended the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) panel discussion entitled, “The Development of Ocean Policy: Promises and Pitfalls”. The event proved to be enlightening and educational.

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Participation in the Government’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) National Stakeholder Consultation

On June 5th, 2023, the Government of Barbados held its SDG National Stakeholder Consultation to which CYEN was invited. The consultation was to inform stakeholders of the progress Barbados has made towards the SDGs, the shortcomings, and next steps. During the consultation, presentations were given on the National SDG Mapping, Rapid Integrated Assessment (RIA) Report

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Honorarium Award by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

On June 4th 2023, the CYEN was awarded a Honorarium Award by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. CYEN was awarded because of its dedication to the steering of the FP060 WSRN S-Barbados Project; representing the voices of young entrepreneurs, environmental activities, climate science and grassroots organisations.

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Beach Cleanup with RBC Bank & Chancery Lane Swamp Visit

CYEN collaborated with RBC Bank (Barbados) to execute a beach cleanup on June 10th, 2023, at Long Beach Christ Church. After the beach cleanup, 156.93kgs of marine debris were removed from Long beach with the most common item and item of local concern being plastic pieces (microplastics)- 1,504 pieces. After the beach cleanup, CYEN members

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