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JEAA 2011 nominees: Part I

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Sunday, June 05, 2011    

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Career & Education shares with you this week information on shortlisted nominees for the first four of the 12 award categories for the Jamaica Environmental Action Awards. Nominations for the awards opened March 22 -- celebrated globally as World Water Day — and closed on May 5.

BROUGHTON Primary School in Westmoreland is among the shortlisted nominees for Jamaica Environmental Action Awards (JEAA).

The school has been shortlisted in the Most Environmentally Aware School category, which seeks to recognise schools that have displayed active involvement in waste management, campus greening, environmental club strengthening, and environmental research.

The other shortlisted nominees in the category include:


* Central Branch Infant School, Kingston;

* New Day Primary & Junior High, St Andrew;

* Mount St Joseph Preparatory, Manchester;

* Port Morant Primary & Junior High, St Thomas; and

* St Jago Cathedral Preparatory, St Catherine.

Nominees for the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET)-organised awards have also been shortlisted for the Youth Environmental Leadership Award, which is intended to recognise individuals who exemplify leadership in environmental conservation in their school and/or community.

Those shortlisted in the under-16 category for this award include:

* Delroy Reid of St Thomas;

* Jodian Morgan of Manchester; and

* Matthew McDowell, Manchester.

In the under-25 category for this award, Shashion Thomas of St Andrew and Ava-Gail Lindsay of St Mary have been shortlisted.

The Water Conservation Award, meanwhile, will be given to a group or individual who has taken action to use water sustainably through conservation, reduction of water pollution, reducing the environmental impact of water use and/or increasing water supply efficiency. Shortlisted nominees for this award include:

* St Jago Cathedral Preparatory in St Catherine; and

* Pisgah All-Age in St Elizabeth.

"JEAA awardees will have demonstrated innovative and effective efforts aimed at protecting and preserving Jamaica's natural environment, including its biodiversity," JET said in a release to Career & Education.

Categories were open to individuals and groups, from both the private and public sectors, including, but not limited to, non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, businesses, schools, and agencies.

All nominations are being reviewed by an independent panel of judges, including representatives from the conservation community.

"JET thanks the sponsors for Jamaica's Environmental Action Awards: Total Jamaica, FirstCaribbean International Bank, Scotiabank, Jamaica Energy Partners, NCB Foundation, Wisynco, Nestle, Jamaica Producers, Industrial Gases Limited, the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica, and the Digicel Foundation," the environmental lobby agency said.

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