Published 10 +November 2023
Buckie Got It, St Kitts Nevis News Source
Captain SDG: Unveiling the New Guardian of Environmental Sustainability in St. Kitts and Nevis
[Basseterre, St. Kitts] – In a thrilling and educational weeklong series of educational sessions taking place throughout various primary schools in St. Kitts, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Action, and Constituency Empowerment proudly introduced Captain SDG, the latest addition to the environmental superhero league. The acronym “SDG” derives its inspiration from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and Captain SDG is set to become the emblematic advocate for environmental sustainability and responsibility in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Captain SDG’s inauguration marks a significant milestone within the framework of the ‘Reduce Single-Use Plastics’ public awareness campaign, spearheaded by the Department of Environment. This charismatic character embodies the essence of environmental stewardship, encouraging students to take proactive steps in reducing the use of single-use plastics.
Inspired by Global Goals: Captain SDG draws its inspiration from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aligning perfectly with St. Kitts and Nevis’ commitment to sustainability.
Captain SDG (center) along with Hon. Dr. Joyelle Clarke and Eavin Parry, Environmental Scientist
Guardian of the Environment: Captain SDG is not just a superhero but also a guardian of the environment, championing practices that promote a cleaner, greener future.
Educational Outreach: The Department of Environment is set to intensify its efforts by visiting various schools in the coming weeks, where Captain SDG will take center stage. Through engaging presentations, Captain SDG will advocate for students to become active stewards of the environment and make informed choices to reduce single-use plastics.
Mr. Derionne Edmeade, the newly appointed Director in the Department of Environment, expressed his enthusiasm for Captain SDG’s role in environmental education: “We believe that Captain SDG will play a pivotal role in shaping the environmental consciousness of our young citizens. As we strive to create a more sustainable future, this initiative encourages our students to become change-makers, leading the way toward a cleaner and greener St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Single-Use Plastics campaign is part of a broader effort to curb plastic pollution and safeguard the pristine beauty of St. Kitts and Nevis. Captain SDG’s mission is to empower the youth, who are the future of the nation, to actively participate in this journey towards a cleaner and more sustainable paradise.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Mr. Derionne Edmeade
Department of Environment
About the Ministry of Environment, Climate Action, and Constituency Empowerment: The Ministry is dedicated to addressing environmental challenges, promoting climate action, and empowering communities to participate in sustainable development. It is committed to safeguarding the natural beauty and resources of St. Kitts and Nevis for present and future generations.