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'Project climate change'

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Local journalist to launch book this week

Outstanding local journalist Petre Williams-Raynor is to launch her first book, Project Climate Save on Tuesday.

Williams-Raynor is the environment, career and education editor at Jamaica Observer and focuses on the difficulties that the world faces in dealing with the problem of climate change in an informative and fun way.

The book is set in Trelawny and focuses on 'Ray', a 10-year-old boy who, after losing his father, channels his grief and energy in an inspirational way.

Ray identifies and appreciates the negative effects that global warming will have on our planet and decides to do something about it.

He organises a play with the help of his teachers, classmates and parents to educate his schoolmates and his community on the disastrous effects of our selfish handling of the environment.

President of the Press Association of Jamaica Jenni Campbell has applauded Raynor on her first book.

"A great man once said those who write and those who invent are the ones whose legacy will never be forgotten, and it is always good when journalists publish books," Campbell told The Sunday Gleaner.

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites will be the guest speaker at the book launch.