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SIDS Meeting

National Climate Change Steering Committee Meeting 

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Garbage Hunts

NGO Awards

Water Management, Health and Climate Adaptation in Barbados :- May 09th, 2013

Greame Hall

World Water Day

               The World Water Day Showcase was held on March 19th 2013 , by the Barbados Water Authority.  The showcase display  the various department of the Barbados Water Authority and other organisations. CYEN-Barbados  display  the Garbage map and how illegal  dumpsites affect the drinking water. CYEN- Barbados also displayed the importance of trees and plants to prevent soil erosion .

Agrofest:- February 22nd -24th 2013

                       The beginning stage of setting up with Anika (center) of the booth.

                               Set up has completed.

                               The enthusiastic students who visited the booth. 

                         Students listening attentively about how the solar oven works.

                                Taking a chance at the lucky dip.

                               The elated face when he won.

          Showing off his winning prize.

                        The Springer Memorial Secondary School students who visited our booth.

                       Ashley explaining the garbage map to the students while St. Clair looks on.

                     The solar oven caught the attention of these students and their teacher. 

                       More interested onlookers looking at the solar oven.

4 R' S Fair:- February 16th, 2013

Attendees at the fair showing interest about the CYEN-Barbados booth  

Youth path with their display at the Fair

Winner of the Lucky Dip reciving their prize from Waynelle Collymore-Taylor (President)

CYEN-Barbados' Garbage Map

CYEN-Barbados' newest member Orlando Browne with his mother while Reggie and Osarum looks on 

Waynelle and Shanaz informing these girls about CYEN-Barbados and their projects

Clean Up:-February 9th, 2013
Cleaning the area behind the Caribbean Policy Development Centre 
where it was trash filled from people throwing garbage there or been
blown by the wind. 


Shanaz and Charlette collecting the garbage 

How  To Make  a Solar  Oven

CYEN Retreat :- December 2012

Caribbean Youth Environment Network representation at the UNFCCC Conference in DOHA, QATAR
Nov 26-Dec 08 2012

      From Left:-  CYEN representative from Barbados with other Youths from around the world.             This campaign was 'I am Part of the Solution'

The Barbados Delegation: Left: Karen Smith (UNFCCC secretariat, Waynelle C-Taylor (CYEN representative), Ron Goodridge(Ministry of Environment), Rickardo Ward (Ministry of Environment), Front Left: Selwin Hart(Currently with the Caribbean Development Bank), Senator Maxine McClean (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade)

Upcoming General Meeting:

The Caribbean Youth  Environment Network-Barbados would be having the next general meeting on Saturday November 17th at Caribbean Policy Development Centre Halsworth Welches St. Michael at 2:00pm.  The topics would be:
  • Introducing the new executive committee
  • Congress
  • Upcoming activities and other businesses
 Looking forward to seeing you there!! 

The 9th Caribbean Youth Environment and Development Congress concluded on the 5th November, it was a week of work,interviews, fun, presentations and field trips. But all and all a time where the CYEN youth came together as one. Please see some of the pictures of what occurred on those 5 days.

Congress Opening Ceremony                      
Fig 1:- Sylvester Clauzel at  congress opening ceremony      Fig 2:- Erland giving the vote of                                                                                                                                       

First day discussion      

  Fig 3:-  First day discussion at Congress 

Fig 4:- Congress Group Photo at Jade Mountain

Fig 5:- Island Tour at Soufriere

Fig 6 :- CYEN Awardees

Fig 7:-  The Last Day of Congress and the signing of the banner

If you missed this day you missed a very great experience

Notice: Cake Sale!!!
Caribbean Youth Environment Network- Barbados Chapter will be having a cake sale fundraiser on Saturday October 20th at Trimart Haggatt Hall. Please come out and support. Starting time is 9:00am. Hope to see you there!!!!

Notice: Cake Sale!!!!

Caribbean Youth Environment Network- Barbados Chapter
will be having  a cake sale fundraiser on Saturday October 13th 2012 at Super Centre Big B located at the bottom of Rendezvous Hill. Please come out and lend a hand in any way you can. The cake sale starts at 9:00am. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Notice: Upcoming General Meeting

Please note that the next General Meeting of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network-Barbados Chapter will be held this Saturday 18th August, 2012 at the Caribbean Policy Development Centre in 'Halsworth', Welches, St. Michael at 2:00pm.

Major topics to be discussed on Saturday include: 
  1. International Coastal Cleanup 2012

Notice: Upcoming General Meeting

Please note that the next General Meeting of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network-Barbados Chapter will be held this Saturday 11th August, 2012 at the Caribbean Policy Development Centre in 'Halsworth', Welches, St. Michael at 2:00pm.

Major topics to be discussed on Saturday include: 
  1. Planning  and Assignment of duties for the International Coastal Cleanup 2012
  2. Planning for Congress 2012

  • From Belleville (Going in the direction of the Welches Post Office): Go straight at the stoplights at the bottom of Government Hill. On your left you will see a brown building (Welches Plaza). CPDC is the second building after the Plaza, it is a cream building with a gravel driveway. There is also a sign out front that says CPDC.
Please email barbados@cyen.org or cyenbarbados@gmail.com for more information.

Look out for CYEN's Press Release!

World Environment Day! June 5th, 2012: Look out for our press release!

CYEN Barbados operates out of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in Welches St. Michael.
The organisation is headed by a National Coordinator who is assisted by 3 Assistant National Coordinators.
The local membership is made up of individual members as well as organisational members.

As of January 2011, this structure is supported by 4 Committees: Membership, Event Planning, PR/Marketing and Fundraising which facilitate and execute the plans for the year.

There are several events carried out by the organisation during a year including a planning retreat at the end of the year. Most of the other events are arranged around the recognised Environmental days with June being celebrated as Environmental month.

Statistics on BARBADOS in a nutshell
(click on the required link)



Upcoming Events 

General Meeting 
Our next CYEN General Meeting on which takes place tomorrow, Saturday 01 October, 2011 at the CYEN Office from 2:00pm-4:00pm.


We invite you!
to our
International Coastal Cleanup 2011
This is an annual global event where volunteers from countries around world come together to cleanup up man-made sources of pollution from coastal areas and waterways in an effort to document the volume of coastal litter worldwide. This information is then used to create programmes geared toward preventing marine pollution through education and awareness of the issue.

In Barbados the International Coastal Cleanup 2011 will take place on Saturday 24th September running from6:30am until 11:00am!

The cleanup will take place at Long Beach, Christ Church.Free T-shirts and refreshments will be provided! There are even Cash Prizes for the Largest Registered Group. 

We invite youth groups, youth based organisations, schools, classes to come out an support on behalf of the youth sector. We also invite businesses (small, medium, large), and members of the private and public sector to come out and support this worthy cause.


Now unfortunately Long Beach is COVERED with Sargassum seaweed, so walk with a rake and lots of manpower!


To Register or for more information:
- Call Asha Jones at CYEN at 4376055 Or 248-3535.

-Send an email to cyenbarbados@gmail.com 

-Or visit our Facebook Page :  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134398299988686  or simply  type in:‘International Coastal Cleanup Barbados 2011' 

  • For individuals: Click attend and give your shirt size.
  • For Groups, send us an email with your contact information, no. of volunteers and shirt sizes.

This cleanup would not be possible without the aid of our sponsors: Coca-Cola (BHL), Sea-U Guest House, Deloitte & Touche and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre.

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UNEP Collage Competition

"A future that is Pollution Free- Join Hands to Protect Our Caribbean Sea”.


 In celebration of the entry into force of the Protocol concerning pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (LBS), UNEP's Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) has officially launched the Wider Caribbean LBS Protocol Collage* Competition. The competition, which is locally facilitated by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)- Barbados Chapter, will be launched in Barbados on Friday 1st April, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Ministry of Environment, Water Resource Management and Drainage, S.P. Musson Building, Hincks Street, St. Michael.


Under the above captioned theme, UNEP's CEP hopes to showcase the views of 12-18 year olds on our beautiful Caribbean Sea and how they can protect its fragile, vulnerable coastal and marine ecosystems from land-based sources of pollution. I take this opportunity to invite all CYEN members and affiliates to the Launch.



More information on the Competition:


Interested applicants must be between the ages of 12-18 years old and must enter through their school/class, environmental club, faith-based group and/or other community or youth organization. The competition ends June 30th 2011.  Local competition winners will then be eligible to represent Barbados in the Regional Competition to vie for cash prizes of US$1000.00 (First Prize), US$750.00 (Second Prize) or US$500.00 (Third Prize). The winning collage for the region will be converted into a portable banner and used in UNEP's promotional campaigns on the LBS Protocol and more. National winners will also be used in the promotion of pollution prevention activities in the Wider Caribbean region. For more information, contact email cyenbarbados@gmail.com or call  Asha Jones at 248-3535. 


* "collage” refers to a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, such as  magazine clippings, parts of photographs, packaging, paintings, solid objects, etc.


The Caribbean Youth Environment Network- Barbados (CYEN-Barbados)


"Think You Know About Climate Change? ...Think Again!”


The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) brings to you a Website that will change your perspective on Climate Change and mitigating/adapting to it in the Caribbean! 


CYEN has undertaken some innovative research work in the field of climate change advocacy and education in four territories of the southern Caribbean (St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada). This work, which was carried out by representatives of the CYEN, is a part of the Caribbean Youth Climate Change Mitigation Project and the results documented on the website: www.cyen.org/climatechange. 


On Friday 08 July, 2011, with the support of the Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) through the office of United Nations Development Programme of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States, CYEN LAUNCHED THIS WEBSITE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

This LAUCH was entitled "Think you know about climate change? ...Think Again!” and was held at the United Nations House, Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church.

URL : www.cyen.org/climatechange

Contributors to the website launch pose with Mr Ron Goodridge of the Ministry of Environment and Drainage, who officially launched the website. (www.cyen.org/climatechange)

Right to Left: Jamon Roberts, Gina Belle, Renee Boyce-Drakes (Project Co-ordinator), Graham Belle, Asha Jones (CYEN- Barbados National Co-ordinator) and Shanaz Bacchus.


National launch of the UNEP Wider Caribbean LBS Protocol Collage Competition
"A future that is Pollution Free- Join Hands to Protect Our Caribbean Sea”
Friday 1st April 2011 at the offices of the Ministry of Environment, Water Resource Management and Drainage
Media coverage  Click here: (1) (2)
Lionel Weekes (centre) Permanent Secretary in      Asha Jones (second from left) National  
Ministry of the Environment, Water Resource          Coordinator of CYEN in Barbados spoke on
Management and Drainage opened proceedings.      behalf of the Network. 
Gina Belle (left) and Shanaz Bacchus, members      Minister Kellman reviews his speech prior to
of the Executive, were at the head table               delivery.
Hon. Dennis Kellman pays close attention to          Gina Belle kept a watchful eye on proceedings.
what Asha Jones had to say.

Fund-raising cake sale at Mall Internationale, Haggatt Hall in St. Michael - March 12, 2011

Graeme Hall Swamp Nature Sanctuary Tour - January 2011



Learning about wetlands begins....                                             Which was followed quickly by the
with Khus-Khus grass                                                                  "swamp" with Tilapia
So many places to go...which one do we go to first...?


Pond overlook then to the aviaries....


Birds of a feather....

It wasn't only about the birds there were medicinal plants like the 

And the CYENers that made it all possible

International Coastal Cleanup - September 2010
Getting down to action.....
Taking a breather...


Completing the task...

Some of 2010 in review....
                                            Members preparing for Congress 2010
                                            Playing dominoes at an evening social
Mariama Branker (right) at a national climate               Mariama Branker and Renee Boyce-Drakes (in red)
change consultation in Barbados. Rickardo Ward         at the CARICOM Regional Consultation on 
chairman of the national committee is on the left.        Sustainable Consumption and Production in Guyana
                                                           Lunch time at the office
Boat wreck at Long Beach. This shot was taken during the planning team (Asha Jones, Lamar
Thornhill, Reggie Burke) site visit to plan for ICC 2010.  

Hike in Graeme Hall Swamp - July 2010