Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves. (iWN file photo)

Richmond Vale Academy will celebrate Earth Day 2017 with an open day at the institution in Richmond on April 15.

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and is open to the public.

There will be presentation, Minister of Sustainable Development, Camillo Gonsalves on “My vision for a sustainable future” and by opposition senator, Marcia “Zita” Barnwell on “The Importance of Buying, Eating and Producing local”.

The event will also include displays and tours about permaculture, climate compliance, crop rotation and organic farming, water conservation farming, bio gas, water harvesting, recycling of water, solar energy, and composting.

Stina Herberg, principal of Richmond Vale Academy, encouraged the public to attend the event, which, she said, promises to be educational, informative and entertaining.

Herberg said: “At this event, persons can lean how to prepare better for climate change. Moreover, Open Day at Richmond Vale Academy is an opportunity for people to network. Attendees often discover the high number of persons in St. Vincent and the Grenadines who are also concerned about a more sustainable and healthy St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”

Herberg also encouraged parents to bring their children to the event, saying that it is important that children are exposed to healthier, more-sustainable farming methods and food choices and an appreciation for the relationship between the environment and human lives.

Richmond Vale Academy is a non-profit institution which trains activists from all over the world to fight global warming and global poverty shoulder to shoulder with the poor.