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Ecosystem Restoration for World Environment Day 2021

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Ecosystem Restoration, is the theme of World Environment Day 2021.

The aim of the theme is to encourage global citizens to prevent, halt and reverse damage done to the natural environment – to go from exploiting nature to healing it.

This year’s World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.

Eric Evelyn, Minister with responsibility for Environment gave his address to the nation outline some activities on St. Kitts and Nevis that protect and preserve the environment.

Evelyn in his address made some suggestions on what the general public can do to help protect and preserve the environment.

Plant more trees,

Establish a garden. It could be vegetables, fruit trees or ornamentals,

Organized community cleanups,

Organize, beach cleanups,

Reduce the use of plastics that pollute the terrestrial and marine environment,

Stop the practice of indiscriminate dumping,

Desist from setting fires, and

Stop sand mining

Due to the current community spread within the federation, most of the activities to mark the occasion of World Environment Day have been postponed or canceled; however, there are still some activities being held

“However, there will still be tree planting and cleanup exercises as well as the launch of a mascot competition,” Evelyn explained.

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