Radio stations like WE FM, Nice Radio, Star FM, Praise FM, Hitz FM, Garifuna Radio and the NBC Radio have aired programs to bring awareness about climate change and what it means to climate compliant.
This year we have teamed up with Radio Grenadines. Since 2011, Radio Grenadines has provided a source of written online news and community articles, music, and an opportunity for people to learn new skills. After years of operating online, Radio Grenadines saw the need for community engagement. They envisioned the ability to conduct interviews, have people in the community assist with hosting talk shows, and also the ability to have a positive impact on the environment. In order to do a physical public location will allow us to do all this and even more so Radio Grenadines decided to undertake a project that will run for 1 year.
Radio Grenadines aim for the project is to help people understand the impact of global warming today and increase "climate literacy" among young people as well as provide information on other environmental topics. Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change. It helps people to understand and address the impact of global warming, encourages changes in their attitudes and behavior and helps them adapt to climate changerelated trends.
During 2015 Radio Grenadines aim to conduct 80 talk shows to address climate change and several other environmental topics and train persons in broadcasting. Radio Grenadines partnered with Richmond Vale Academy to research and prepare 20 environmental fact sheets along with questions and answers to be used by the hosts to conduct live talk shows.
Program topics in production
1. Climate Change Basics: What is meant by the term Climate Change and its causes.
2. Impacts of Climate Change on the following: Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather, Ecosystems & Wildlife, Air Quality, Ozone Depletion, Human Health, Agriculture, Marine Environment, Availability of Fresh Water, Energy and other issues affecting small island nations.
3. Climate Change Adaptation : Protective (guarding against negative impacts of climate change), and Opportunistic (taking advantage of any beneficial effects of climate change).
4. Climate Change Mitigation: Efforts that can reduce or prevent emission of greenhouse gases. These can include using new technologies and renewable energies, making older equipment more energy efficient, or changing management practices or consumer behavior.