Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: Marcus Collins Comments: 0

Photo by P. Hughes / CC-BY-SA-3.0

By Marcus Collins, JRN 111 Student

Caribbean islands are a beautiful sight, a place most people view as a vacation getaway. The inhabitants of these islands have their own way of life.

But what happens if the islands are wiped away by hurricanes, floods or warming oceans?

Nichole Murray Broome

On Wednesday, the MVCC library is sponsoring an online public event to discuss how climate change is having an impact on the Caribbean islands. Students, faculty, and members of the community are welcome to take part in this event.

Nichole Murray Broome, an Afro-Caribbean social entrepreneur, will discuss the effects of climate change on Barbados, Guyana, and the Caribbean region as a whole, and what actions we can take for the future to protect not only the islands but the planet itself.

The event is part of the library’s One Book, One College program, which is centered around the book All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.

Library chair Troy Swanson, who is the event organizer, says the focus of the program is on how we can build sustainable communities: “So, how we live together in ways that help support the planet, and how we reduce the carbon footprint.”

Due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, this event will take place virtually from 1-2 p.m. To attend, register via the library’s website, and the event URL will be emailed.