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[Ambassador report] [Monthly report] Activism v. Innovations

by Yerdaulet Rakhmatulla | 15-10-2019 01:22 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



This is Gretha Thunberg and all of you hopefully aware of her speeches on environmental issues. Many do not like her emotionality and appearance. Even though her advocacy initiated the establishment of the Climate Emergency Fund which attracted 500,000 EUR investments, now European Committee will spend every fourth euro on the minimization of the environmental changes starting 2021 until 2027 (Yes, read it again) and also she impacted on the increase of the fraction of green parties in the European Parliament since last elections.

Even though her aggressive theses are overplayed. Her beliefs are a good but a radical representation of them is not, especially, for environmentally passive citizens and conservative people. The main reason of such stubborn against her is the cost of comfort. Greta is good at school-striking, however, she overlooks on the economical expenses of implementation green energy technologies. It was easy to her pass the ocean on the boat in four-week journey, which is highly costly and is not affordable to most of other nations.

I would like to introduce to some of you - Boyan Slat, a 25 years old Dutch inventor, CEO of The Ocean Cleanup. At age 16, Slat devoted a school project for investigation into ocean plastic pollution, especially, the impossibility to clean up. Later he came up with the idea to build a passive system, using the circulating ocean current. He presented his research results on TEDxDelft.

He even drop out from his university to work on his idea and developed it into The Ocean Cleanup, which aised 2.2M USD through a crowd funding campaign with the help of 38,000 donors from 160 countries.Besides, Slat was awarded the Champions of the Earth award of the UNEP In 2014 and Forbes included Slat in Under30 list In 2016.

There are many eco heroes who don't catched by spotlight. Let's dissiminate not only radical ones, but also contributive activists. Thanks for reading and please, recommend it and share with others!
Greta Thunberg and Boyan Slat

7 Comments

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hi Yerdaulet.

    This is such a insightful report.
    Many people talk about Greta and many ambassadors write their reports about her too.
    Most of the opinions are about her braveness and her dedication to the environment.

    Reading your report, I totally agree with you that there are many environmental heros who are not as radical as Greta.

    It's not that what Greta is doing is wrong, it's just that there are other ways of preserving the environment.

    Thank you for the insightful report.

    Keep up the good work.
    Posted 23-10-2019 04:38

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Yerdaulet

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Activism v. Innovations

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 18-10-2019 12:38

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Yerdaulet ,
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    Thank you for your words in Eco-warriors.

    Keep writing and shining.

    Yours,
    Meena
    Posted 16-10-2019 21:49

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hello Yerdaulet!
    This is your mentor Lisa:)

    It's such a refreshing viewpoint that you brought up here,
    I certainly agree with you on some parts that the radical changes and pursuit of eco-friendly economy, technology are often very costly for some people. And if so, I think it is not the true 'sustainable energy' we have here because the SDGs 7 that deals with renewable energy clearly states that it should be affordable, by which it means that people should be able to afford it.

    It is true that Greta is a bit radical in a sense, and the example that you gave Boyan is working in a very different way from Greta. However, I think the reason that the world has been spotlighting Greta is not that they support all of her argument but rather she is a symbol who lit the young people's awareness on the climate issue and motivated so many people all over the world to actually recognize the seriousness of the environmental and climate problem. She is a representative figure of the new era of climate literacy.
    But, I do thank you for introducing us a new young climate activist, it's always good to have many heroes than one. And I do think that multiple ways of acting for climate issues should be promoted instead of one being overly praised.

    Thank you for such a thoughtful argument and really, great work!
    Keep up that nice work:)
    Posted 16-10-2019 13:16

Prashamsa Bhusal

  • Prashamsa Bhusal says :
    This is the informative report.Thank you so much for presenting this report.
    Yours
    Prashamsa
    Posted 15-10-2019 12:42

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Yeraulet,
    Greeting from Nepal,
    This is really a great report you had presented,
    Still there are more eco heroes who are far away from the spotlights but their contribution is really praise worthy,
    Thanks for letting us know about them,
    Keep writing such an informative report,
    Looking forward to read much more from you,

    GREEN CHEERS!!!!!!

    YOURS,
    Sandhya Adhikari

    Posted 15-10-2019 11:17

Madhu Aryal

  • Madhu Aryal says :
    Hello Yerdaulet,
    I hope you are doing fine. Thank you so much for writing about eco heroes.
    Keep writing
    With regards
    Yours
    Madhu Aryal

    Posted 15-10-2019 11:12

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