“ Pickney Ting”
the children’s website of the National Environment and Planning Agency
is geared towards improving the
environmental knowledge of children between the ages of 4 and 12 years
. It represents the combined efforts of the Public Education &
Corporate Communication Branch of NEPA which has direct responsibility
for educating the Jamaican public about environmental stewardship.
With this in mind, NEPA felt that there was a
genuine need to involve children in environment-related activities and
issues . We thought that "PICKNEY
TING " would be a good medium
through which to get the attention of the youngsters, whose early
knowledge of the importance of environmental stewardship/protection is
critical to the advancement of sustainable development.
We need to instill in our youth that sustainable
practices today, will ensure a prosperous Jamaica for them and future
generations to enjoy.