FEES Staff

Green Economy and Energy

Denise Simmons _____________________________________________________________________________ In primary school we learn “energy is the ability to do work” and that there are different forms of energy, including light, heat and sound. Everything that happens in the world involves energy. For instance, our bodies use energy from the food that we eat to regulate our temperature, breathe, move, see,

The Green Economy and Health

Shanomae Rose ______________________________________________________________________________ Twenty five years ago the discussion on development highlighted the necessity to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in what was defined as Sustainable Development. It was recognized that any development paradigm had to improve the quality of life of

The ‘Green Economy’ and Tertiary Education

Therese Ferguson ______________________________________________________________________________ A ‘green economy’ model is now prevalent on the global policy agenda, seen as a critical factor in achieving sustainable development, and the necessary counter paradigm to the traditional ‘brown economy.’ A brown economy, an economy reliant on fossil fuels, has previously prevailed but has been characterised by unsustainable growth and consumption

The Green Economy and Ecosystem Services

Denise de Souza ______________________________________________________________________________ Our economic, physical, mental and cultural health depends on the health of ecosystems and the “services” provided by the ecosystem. An ecosystem can be seen as “a complex of living organisms and the abiotic environment with which they interact in a specified location” (United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992). Although

Greening the Economy – Challenges and Opportunities for Guyana

Mark Bynoe ___________________________________________________________________________ Two decades after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) that brought us the three multilateral environmental agreements in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (UNCBD), the concept of the Green Economy is once

Christmas feeding Program

Eco Trust Society, on December 20, 2015 ventured to provided meals to the less fortunate, homeless and needy children. In keeping with the giving spirit of the Christmas Season and Expressing our understanding of man being apart of the environment. Small gifts, party bags and food were given to the children in the Tigerbay and

Eco-Trust – World Food Day 2014

Ecotrust world food day food drive report In celebration of World Food Day 2014, on October 16, EcoTrust Society held a food drive where fruit salads were distributed to the needy and less fortunate. The fruits selected and prepared were all local fruits, being relevant to this year world food day theme “Family Farming: Feeding the

EcoTrust Society President Inaugural Speech 2014

It is with great enthusiasm and zeal, that I accept this position as President of the School of Earth and Environmental Science EcoTrust society. First of all, I would like to thank the Immediate Past President, and the Executive Committee for leading the club to achieve yet another successful year. The team has left quite

Eco-Trust – Inauguration of the President & Members

Eco-Trust Society on September 23, 2014 inaugurated its new board of executives in a small exquisite formal ceremony.

The Guest speaker, University of Guyana Student’s Society (UGSS) President (ag.) Joshua Griffith swore in the new executives. He encouraged the new executives stating that, “You have done a lot but there is more to be done. The campus is waiting on you to make an impact. You owe it to yourself to leave your mark on this society right now. So I am charging you Eco-Trust to do more, to make a change, to be the change so that generations to come will remember this Eco-Trust body.”