How Jamaica Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated every April 22nd, and this is the time we remember to honor our planet and do something good for it. If we do good things for our planet only once a year, we might be doing something wrong. Imagine cleaning your house or grooming yourself just once a year. Maintenance is an everyday thing and the Jamaican people seem to know better. No matter when you decide to visit Jamaica, you’ll experience the natural beauty and you’ll get to meet some very friendly people who haven’t forgotten their roots and are living in accordance with nature.

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Nevertheless, Jamaica, just like every other country, has prepared some special activity for Earth Day this year. If you’re not going to be at home this April 22nd, you might as well go and check out Jamaica or some other interesting corner of the world. The capital of Jamaica, Kingston, and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) are going to mark this day by increasing awareness about Styrofoam and its effects on the environment as well as on human health. The problem with Styrofoam is that it’s being used more and more while it’s not biodegradable. So this Earth Day will be marked as ‘No Styrofoam Day’. It might make you wonder about those lunch boxes…

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Another interesting manifestation that will take place in the nation’s capital is ‘Trees for the Earth’ activity. You can never over-emphasize the need of having healthy forests and enough trees as the forests are the lungs of our planet. The mangroves and guango trees are especially important for Jamaica as they help the island’s economy, environment, ecosystems, and biodiversity. The planned activities will include screening environmental films at the Sharon O’Connor Documentation Centre, a scavenger hunt, and other. Just like we’ve said before, Earth needs awareness every day so NEPA is going to have a wide range of activities throughout the year and you’re invited to participate.

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It seems that everyone in Jamaica is very aware of the environmental problems and so the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) are planning to plant 5,000 trees. Now we don’t know if the brokers anywhere in the world will be doing a similar thing, but we honestly doubt it. This just proves how much every Jamaican is still in touch with his natural environment and this is something you wouldn’t believe if you don’t see it. There are plenty of reasons to visit Jamaica any time of the year, but visiting it during the Earth Day celebrations will have a deeper meaning. Make sure you take part in some of the numerous activities to get to know the people better.

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