Students encouraged to engage in environmental protection

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — University of the West Indies (UWI) Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Dale Webber, is encouraging students to enlighten themselves on environmental protection, and sharing this information with their peers.

Professor Webber, who is also the UWI Mona Campus Principal, said this is imperative as students have a responsibility to make an impact on the environment's management, noting that “you are the conduits to all of those around you at home and at school [through which this will take place]”.

He was speaking yesterday at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Climate Smart Agriculture Symposium at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, where 161 trainees who participated in the organisation's three-month climate smart training sessions were presented with certificates.

Professor Webber said the UWI is playing its part by providing crucial research information on climate challenges related to sea level rise and increased temperatures, to all interests.

He said consequent on these and other developments, timely planning is necessary in ensuring that the potential dangers posed are highlighted and effectively communicated, citing the 4-H

Clubs movement as an example through which this can be done.

Professor Webber contended that everyone can be stewards of environmental preservation by being responsible in their actions, emphasising that “we need to manage what we do”.

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