A TROPICAL FANTASY: EMBRACING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Thursday 29th July 2010
JCI Contestants jump up at Carpenter's Rock (Photo courtesy Robby Breadner)
In the midst of carnival, Antigua & Barbuda will be witnessing a special collaboration this year. The HOT topic of climate change will be the theme for tomorrow night’s Jaycees Caribbean Queen show, where the contestants will be challenged to integrate the environment into their presentations.The focus of the 49th production of the Jaycees Caribbean Queen show, “A Tropical Fantasy: Embracing the Effects of Climate Change”, has led them to join forces with the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) and the Antigua & Barbuda Waste Recycling Corporation (ABWREC).
The EAG took the delegates to Carpenter's Rock where we had a blast! In addition to being a great photo opportunity – footage will be shown at the pageant – the Contestants were able to get a hands-on experience of the environment. The event symbolized the fact that the condition of the environment impacts everyone, not just those who work or study it! Following the hike, ABWREC invited the Contestants for a refreshing reception at the recycling plant.