EPA staff gets Internship from Mexican Embassy

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 EPA staff gets Internship from Mexican Embassy

Environmental Officer within the Technical Secretariat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ms. Savitri Itwaru is the EPA’s first beneficiary of internship through bilateral cooperation with the Mexican Embassy in Guyana. Ms.Itwaru has commenced her three weeks internship with the Mexican Agency for Security, Energy and Environment (ASEA) on November 12, 2018. ASEA was established in 2015, as a regulatory agency within Mexico’s Ministry of the Environment, to oversee industrial safety, operational security, and environmental protection relative to the extractive industries, and foster sustainable development. In its short time of operating, ASEA has managed over 300 oil platforms, six refineries with over 60,000 km of pipeline, and more than 100 oil and gas storage facilities.

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Styrofoam Ban

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WHAT IS STYROFOAM?

Polystyrene is a petroleum-based plastic made from the styrene monomer. Most people know it under the name Styrofoam, which is actually the trade name of a polystyrene foam product used for housing insulation. Polystyrene is a light-weight material, about 95% air, with very good insulation properties and is used in all types of products from cups that keep your beverages hot or cold to packaging material that keep your computers safe during shipping.

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7Th Annual Environmental Education Workshop For Teachers

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 Forty nine trained in EPA's 7th Annual Environmental Education Workshop for Teachers

Education is the foundation for progress and teachers are key to laying that foundation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes competent teachers as an asset in the national and global movement for advancing environmental education and awareness in all spheres of society.  This has motivated, the conduct of impactful teacher training workshops to stimulate the integration of environmental education into the school curriculum. First conducted in 2009, the teacher environmental education workshop has now become an annual activity on the EPA’s calendar.

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