As my first week of my internship was office-based, I was pretty excited to hear that on Tuesday, I would be attending a workshop about climate change & renewable energy.
I started off the day by watching really cool music videos about the environment, followed by an interesting documentary entitled “Climate Change in the UK Territories”.
Did you know?
Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas – it traps heat in the atmosphere. Hence, carbon dioxide emission is a major cause of climate change.
My next blog will surely be about the effects of climate change and what we can do about it.
After tea break, we got into groups of 4 or 5. Each group had to design their own ‘Climate Ready Island’. All groups came up with great environmentally friendly ideas:
For our second group activity, we were each given a piece of paper & we had to find the people with similar pieces. Once done arranging the “puzzle”, each group had to explain how their particular energy system works. The presentations were brief but informative!
At around 1, we cheerfully boarded the bus ready for a field trip. Everyone sang along to popular creole songs whilst on our way to Seychelles Institute of Technology (SIT). Upon arrival, we were given a talk about how the installed solar panels work. Then, we headed to Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) whereby we got the chance to see their systems and generators (not my cup of tea). Lastly, we visited the windmills at Ile du Port. They are surprisingly humongous… 20 people could fit inside the tower! Despite the terrible high-pitched noises, it was definitely a great way to end the day!
Written by Laura Montano