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 World, Caring for the Earth“. The food drive occurred at 6:30pm at the Germans Restaurant, 9 Mundy Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana.
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.”
Fifty (50) students of the five (5) Geography classes: GEO 113 Maps and Diagrams, GEO 211 Spatial Organization of Society, GEO 212 Tropical Environmental Systems, GEO 315 Advanced Geography of Guyana and GEO 414 Principles of Geomorphology visited Lethem during the period November 1-4, 2007 accompanied by three (3) Lecturers. This fieldtrip was aimed:
to study the environment and socio-economic conditions at Lethem; and
to give students the opportunity to better comprehend various topics in the course outlines.
To achieve these objectives, the students were involved in the following activities:
Collection of data of a section of Lethem to produce a land use map;
Investigation and comparison of the available services within Lethem to those provided by other established urban centers;
Collection of data and observation of physical changes that occur from Georgetown to Lethem and the examination of reasons for these changes;
Investigation into the economic activities within the Lethem community; and
Examination of the changes in geomorphologic features from Georgetown to Lethem.
The United Nations Water group announced that World Water Day 2008 will be celebrated by the UN on Thursday, March 20, 2008. The international theme is “sanitation.” The local theme is “Sanitation is vital to human health!”
In Guyana a number of activities will be undertaken in observance of this day by several agencies, such as World Wildlife Fund, Guyana Water Incorporated, the Environmental Protection Agency, Pan American Health Organization, the Ministry of Health and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Some of the activities include:
Appearance on the Guyana Today show on March, 18, 2008;
Publishing of articles in the newspapers over a four week period commencing on March 20, 2008;
Training in water quality monitoring for Environmental Health Officers in Region 3 on March 31 & April 1, 2008;
Workshop to develop a Strategic Sanitation Plan for Guyana on April 2, 2008; and
Symposium to highlight issues on sanitation to be held on April 3, 2008.
The School is responsible for organization of the Symposium and the proposed topics for the symposium are:
Women, Sanitation and Human Health;
Sanitation and the environment;
Sanitation and water resources;
Water Safety Plan;
New Septic tanks standards for Guyana;
Household water treatment in Guyana; and
Sanitation and community participation
The public, especially senior secondary school students and their teachers, University students and Lecturers, are invited the symposium. It will be held in the Education Lecture Theatre, University of Guyana Campus from 8:30 hrs.
The School participated in Open/Career Day that was held at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus on February 15, 2008. The students of the School displayed the exhibits, some of which consisted of their work, and interacted with visitors to the School’s booth.
Saw dust models of the Guiana Shield and the landscape of the Rupununi were displayed along with rock samples as students explained the differences in elevation and the formation of the different features. Posters of career opportunities within the school were mounted and experiments showing condensation and water quality testing were demonstrated and explained by the students. A slide show of pictures from the recent Lethem Field Exercise was used to show vegetative and geomorphological changes in Guyana and social activities of Guyana’s hinterland communities.
In addition, pictures of Earth Day and World Environment Day activities and posters of key environmental issues such as deforestation, species extinction and global warming, and abstracts of final year students’ project were mounted.