An Engaging International Initiative Hosted Locally By Grenadians

PR – This past weekend, the Caribbean Climate Network, Grenada Chapter hosted an engaging event at the Sir Eric Matthew Gairy Botanical Gardens in St. George’s. This event, a nature outing and interactive discussion, brought together environmental enthusiasts and
climate advocates to discuss critical issues related to changes in weather patterns, drought, water scarcity, the importance of trees, and their connection to climate change.

The event featured a presentation on the Caribbean Climate Network – Grenada Chapter and interactive discussions led by Country Representative, Mrs. Kenia Charles. Attendees had the opportunity to share their personal stories related to the climate crisis and suggest potential solutions to be implemented locally. The conversation dabbled on the vital role of trees in combating climate change, highlighting their ability to sequester carbon, provide shade, and preserve water resources.

“We are thrilled with the depth of the discussion at the event” said Kenia Charles, team leader. She also noted “This action, which is part of the I Love the Caribbean Campaign, is one of many happening across the region from June 14-16 to draw attention to the urgent need for climate adaptation measures and a just transition to renewable energy”.

Participants were also able to share their stories and experiences, fostering a collaborative space for discussing solutions to climate change. The event concluded with a call to action, encouraging attendees to take initial local steps such as planting trees, volunteering in future activities of the organization and signing a petition to invite leaders of all Caribbean Nations to implement measures that adapt communities to climate change. The petition can be viewed via the following link tinyurl.com/lovecaribbean.

The Caribbean Climate Network (CCN) is a regional network that is part of 350.org, a global organization that mobilizes for climate action. Leaders of CCN extend gratitude to all who attended and contributed to the event’s success. The organization remains committed to advocating for climate adaptation, resilience, and sustainability throughout the Tri-island State.