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Climate Activism in the Caribean

Richmond Vale Academy, Chateaubelair Post Office, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. West Indies.



Join a 1 or 6 months intensive program with studies, courses and actions to make the small island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ready for Climate Change.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, after years of climate
 change related effects, was devastated by the severe weather disasters of 2010 and 2011.

In response, Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) took decisive action by initiating a program called “The Saint Vincent Climate Compliance Conference 2012 – 2021”. The program aims to bring people together to identify and undertake concrete climate change adaptation projects.

As a consequence of its actions, RVA has been the catalyst that motivates and mobilizes - both students and local community members - to build resilience into their lives whilst simultaneously developing themselves personally, academically and socially.

Since the start 250 people from all over the World have joined making: organic home gardens and installing biogas digesters, planting 30.000 trees, teaching in schools and communities, initiating beach clean ups and much more in cooperation with Vincentians from all over the islands. Along with this newspapers have been printed and distributed, open days held and Radio and TV programs produced.


Gaston Browne Prime minister from Antiqua and Barbuda at the UN:

“All 14 Caribbean community countries together produce less than 0.1% of global emissions. We are the least of the polluter’s but the largest of the casualties. The unfairness, injustice and inequality are painfully obvious”.
In the end, the program will train you to be an environmental activist who is able to better take a stand to the future of this world.
We also run an 18 months work, study and travel program -  “Fighting With the Poor” with 6 Months in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 6 Months in Latin America and 6 months back in SVG. Here you end study and take a B-certificate with One World University in Mozambique.



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