Fifteen-year-old Akima Paul, concerned about the state of the environment, began to speak out on the issues. She began by using newsletters sent out by Friends of the Earth, as a way of passing on the environmental message. She wrote bold articles about the lack of care for the beaches of her Caribbean Island, Grenada, and the excessive use of plastic and the cutting down of trees. She then became an official member of Friends of the Earth and enthusiastically participated in all their activities. She wrote articles for almost every issue of their newsletter, The Environmentalist on a myriad of issues affecting her corner of the world, including coastal and water pollution. Her strong point is that she talks and writes, with great conviction, about issues which are close to the hearts and minds of the Caribbean people, young and old alike. In addition, to heighten Grenadian awareness, she shares her views on radio, in inter-secondary school debates, through the art form of calypso and poetry. All of this she does with the philosophy "the consciousness of well-doing is ample reward".