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Climate Activism in the Caribbean

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ORGANIZATION: Richmond Vale Academy

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Join a 6 months intensive program with studies, courses and actions to make the small island nation of St. Vincent Climate Compliant.

The effect of Climate Change are already affecting Small Island Nations and the poor will be the most vulnerable for the effects. A small group of teachers and volunteers from Richmond Vale Academy will together with a big group of Vincentians make our island and people ready for climate change. Through research, creation and implementation of projects in nearby villages, promotion, and by example, students will work to prepare the people of the Caribbean for the dangers of Global Warming.

We have cleaned up 30 ton of trash from rivers and beaches, planted 30,000 trees, set up 100 Permaculture home gardens, produced TV and Radio campaigns and taught thousands of people face to face.

The Richmond Vale Academy is a model center and farm on the island. We grow and produce our own food organically, harvest rainwater and are moving towards renewable energy.

Participants will experience community living, cooking, cleaning, harvesting food, garden farming, construction and other skills needed to be a self-sufficient leader who can do anything they put their mind to.

In the end, the program will train students to be environmental activists that are able to make a stand for the future of this world. There's no special requirements but you should be open-minded and be ready to work!

Programs start in February,
August and November.

Interested to apply or to get more information? Please send us an e-mail so we can contact you, and we can get in touch. Thank you!


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About Richmond Vale Academy


Chateaubelair, Chateaubelair, 0300, VC

Mission Statement

By educating people from St. Vincent and the rest of the world, Richmond Vale Academy aims to build the capacity, knowledge and confidence in its students. By achieving personal growth and development, future leaders of St. Vincent and of the world will take action for a more just and more sustainable world.


Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) is a nonprofit organization. More than 600 students from St. Vincent and around the world have participated in shorter and longer courses to reduce poverty and protect the environment since 2007.

RVA is an educational institution with the aim of training people from all over the world to fight global warming and poverty shoulder to shoulder with The Poor. RVA also runs a farm and an eco-lodge where guests come to stay for shorter or longer time.

Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) is registerd Non Profit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. (No 147 of 2002)

RVA runs the St Vincent Climate Compliance Conferene 2012 - 2021, a standing action conference which aims to make St. Vincent the worlds first climate compliant nation. Food Secure, Renewable Energy Secure and Ready for Climate Change.

The programs are from 1 - 12 months where one of our principles is learning by doing.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


Richmond Vale AcademyChateaubelair, Saint Vincent 11111Saint Vincent And The Grenadines



  • Environmental Education
  • People Skills
  • Gardening
  • Problem Solving
  • Farming
  • Relationship Building




  • Must be at least 18
  • 6 months

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