Dominica observes Earth Day

Cliffs at Rosalie Bay on the eastern coast of Dominica
Cliffs at Rosalie Bay on the eastern coast of Dominica

Dominica joins the rest of the world in observing Earth Day 2015, on Wednesday, April 22.

Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.

This year the day is celebrated under the theme “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” with a goal of promoting environmental awareness, developing sustainable initiatives and galvanizing every human to pledge acts of green:
• Reduce energy consumption
• Start Composting
• Stop Using Disposable Plastic
• Buy local produce or grow your own
• Save energy at home by choosing energy-saving appliances
• Go Solar
• Protect Our Clean Air
• Support Renewable Energy

As part of activities for Earth Day 2015, The Discover Dominica Authority has partnered with Rosalie Bay Resort in hosting a beach clean up, at Rosalie, on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

Discover Dominica Authority wishes to urge the local community to observe the day by being cognitive of certain best practices which are in keeping with sustainable tourism practices to ultimately preserve our Earth for future generation.

Some practices are as simple as reducing our individual energy consumption and stop littering.

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  1. Catarina
    April 23, 2015

    Just take a walk up to the top of Grand Fond and see how much litter is being dumped in the ravines! It’s an old habit all over the Island. You will never miss the water till the well runs dry. Out of sight out of mind?

  2. April 23, 2015

    Can we start by not leaving derelict transports on the side of the road to rust away through the ages?

  3. The Facts
    April 22, 2015

    This is a beautiful picture of the cliffs at Rosalie Bay. The trees are green and healthy which shows the amount of rain they receive to make them look like that.
    Earth clean-up should be a daily practice so that garbage will not accumulate over a period of time as in one year. There are some who do not care about where they litter.
    How many D/cans have access to Internet? I expect the majority of them have a television. There are those who do not listen to the news and therefore know nothing about what is occurring and will; not even Earth Day.
    Throughout the island, both adults and children should be educated about it. Educating them is a must. The children should receive this information in the school they attend. As for the adults who may not be aware of it, it will be necessary to reach them on a one-on-one basis by speaking to them. A meeting could be arranged in their area.

  4. fantastic4
    April 22, 2015

    I would like to find out whether we are keeping tabs on the amount of beach and environmental clean ups we have had over the last 20 years – it would be interesting the statistic. That would tell us if our people are really getting the message. If you they are not I can’t answer why. I really do not know the answer; garbage is all over and it really detracts from the beauty of this Blessed land. Hope people using Rosalie will see this as the last clean up and other Dominicans can follow – stop the littering once and for all – we need to exercise more pride in our surroundings.

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