June happenings: Environment and Geology


June 5 is celebrated every year as World Environment Day http://www.unep.org/wed/. This year the theme is: “Forests: Nature At Your Service”.

Here in Jamaica to commemorate this there will be a number of events held during the week of the 5th.

To kick things off the National Environment and Planning Agency Church Service commemorating the start of the week will be held on the 5th at the Stella Maris Church beginning at 9 a.m.

The  Jamaica Institute of Environment Professionals will host its 5th Biennial Conference from the 6th to the 8th at the Jamaica Pegasus http://www.jiep.org/drupal/

The Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) will host Green Expo at the Jamaica Pegasus and the National Golf Academy from the 10th to the 12th.  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/environment/Come-learn-at-Green-Expo-2011_8817011.

I am sure that are going to be many more events all around the country so if you can participate and just generally be “green”.


World Oceans Day which will be celebrated on June 8  http://worldoceansday.org/. While I do not know of any specific celebration here, the ocean is part of the environment so we will be celebrating the ocean too during Environment Week.

And now for the fun stuff.  The Ninth International Congress on Rudist Bivalves will be held from the 18th June to the 25th June at the University of the West Indies, Mona and will include three days of technical sessions from the 20th to the 23rd. For more information on the event:

http://www.mona.uwi.edu/geoggeol/conference/Rudist%20Conference_files/RudistConference.htm

And for more information on Rudists: http://www.hullgeolsoc.org.uk/rudist.htm

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