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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report[Environmental Jobs]

by Keitaro Hanzawa | 19-01-2021 03:23 Comments 4 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Yes it is true our (humanity's) actions have been detrimental to our Earth. Yet I believe there is a growing trend and thus consensus to where our future lies. We need to do what we can to help preserve and restore the planet we call home. Though, again, it is true that the majority of carbon emissions and the greatest contributors to climate change are large transnational corporations, we can do our best to make small changes that gradually surmount to large ones. The most common form of this comes as the profession we choose to take on. 

I will be attending an American University in the Fall and there, I plan to study mechanical engineering, computer science, and sustainability. My life has been driven by finding ways to innovate and helping those around me and within various communities. I love to garden, so I started and helped create a small urban garden for my community near an underserved neighbourhood in my city, where residents can take and cook vegetables to eat. In addition to solar lights/bottles, solar ovens(and many more easy to make green DIY tech and experiments/upcycling), I taught them the importance of saving energy and the knowledge of simple tips. As well as conducting statistical data analysis using code for environmental datasets. Whether it be as a humble gardener supplying sustainable food for his community or a data scientist looking for ways to optimize environmental policy/regulations I know that somehow I will contribute to the solutions of our current environmental problems.

In those moments, I knew my actions aren’t monumental but they serve as the basis to what I believe in and ultimately what I see the future needs. In my community, I am exposed to children's stories about power outages and using street lights to read. This is reinforced in the rural communities I visit, and in conversations with my coaches who can’t afford air conditioning-the urgent need for cheaper electricity is all too real.  

Now, I plan to take advantage of my new surroundings and explore the opportunities that I have to make a difference in the grander scheme of things. In my time in America, I will look for internships among America’s rising renewable energy companies or groups with similar missions to what I believe to be serving society most efficiently. 

Some of them I will list here:

“Vcharge”: A providence based startup, focusing on smart grids–developing algorithms to optimize households’ use of electricity and heaters. 

“Accio Energy”: A renewable energy startup emphasizing the power of wind energy. This company aims to make this type of energy more affordable and easier to distribute to communities around the world. 

Furthermore, I will explore research experiences both in the lab and in foreign countries working alongside professors who have dedicated their lives to furthering knowledge that will propel humanities horizons. For example, I am looking forward to a specific lab that focuses on solar photovoltaic devices and hydrogels that can harvest light, and generate solar fuels. I hope my research into topics such as hybrid organic-inorganic materials will prove fruitful.  

-Sincerely, Keitaro 


Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings keitaro
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 13-02-2021 14:39

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Keitaro!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    I hope you are doing well.
    Thank you for introducing us your thoughts, actions, and your career path regarding the environment.
    Congratulations on your admission to an American university.
    As you said, Earth is our only home.
    It is difficult for a single human to make a big difference, but I think we can induce change through continuous efforts.
    I hope that you can combine major knowledge with environmental issues and do things that are helpful to the environment.
    Solar cells using perovskite have recently been actively studied, and it would be nice to look at them together.

    Keep writing!

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 25-01-2021 03:14

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Keitaro,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Warm greetings from South Korea.
    Thank you for sharing your experiences and your future plans in America.
    To be an eco-activist, we don't need to be a heroe; small, daily actions like yours are enough!
    I am happy to see you trying hard for your community and increase environmental awareness in there,
    and your plans look great as well!
    I believe that your majors can be beneficial for environmental actions, and yes I agree that everything, including your knowledge and interest, are the basis for the sustainability of the world.
    The two renewable energy companies that you introduced to us sound great,.
    I hope that you can keep up gardening in your new place :)

    Green Cheers!

    Posted 22-01-2021 00:03

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Great work .
    small act from our own side can brought a greater impact

    keep sharing
    warm Regards ,

    Posted 19-01-2021 13:17

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