Earth Day Week (A Sunday Post)

One of the more recent additions to my Media page was the interview I did with Caribbean environmental news site Wadadli Unplugged about being a finalist for the OECS Clean Oceans Journalist Challenge.

This past week being Earth Day (April 22nd), I thought I’d use the opportunity to re-share the conversations that won my CREATIVE SPACE blog the third placed spot for this prize.

CREATIVE SPACE #19 OF 2021 – MARINE CULTURE 1 OF 2: FEAR OF SWIMMING, WITH CHRISTAL CLASHING O’REILLY

CREATIVE SPACE #20 OF 2021 – MARINE CULTURE 2 OF 2: FINITE RESOURCES, OCEAN LAW, AND COMMUNITY ACTION, WITH TRICIA LOVELL

Be sure to check out all of CREATIVE SPACE.

Since we’re here, and as we’re currently having severe-lack-of-water woes on my perennially drought prone island, I’ll end with a reading list of some of my environmental themed articles and creative pieces (at least ones I can find online), as well as books I’ve reviewed in the Blogger on Books series that speak to the environmental concerns of our day. I’ll make this reading list my Sunday Post (in the Caffeinated Reviewer’s Sunday Post book blog meme) and end with a reminder to you/me/us to be less careless when it comes to the environment every day.

To quote my bestie who works in Environment, quoted in the paper this week, “One thing each of us can do towards reversing biodiversity loss is to determine how we can reduce negative impacts that our everyday choices have on the Earth. By choosing to recycle, choosing to dispose of our waste appropriately, choosing to clean up the spaces around us, and by choosing to invest in our environment, we can each play our part in protecting our biodiversity.”

Here’s the list of reading material –

Written by me

Development – poem (“…the sound of rushing water/competes with the sound of the backhoe…”)
Ixie and Izzy – story (“The evergreen forests and body ponds on Antigua had recovered over time”)
It started with a Snake – article (“It all started on Great Bird Island”)
The Jungle Outside – book (“They didn’t have those in the Caribbean.”)
Lost! A Caribbean Adventure – book (“Dolphin is an Arctic Seal.”)
She lives There – poem (“…fierce winds bring/tragedy…”)
She works – poem (“…and the land is thirsty…”)
With Grace – book (“Only at Grace’s Peak is the soil nourished equally by sun and rain.”)

Blogger on Books (my book review series)

Daylight Come by Diana McCaulay
Dreamland Barbuda by Asha Frank
Take us to a Better Place

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