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The power held by students and young people is increasing everyday as they push for urgent climate action. As the next generation, they realize that the work ahead of them to stave off the worst impacts of climate change is immense and the sooner they can make an impact the better. Nuha Shaikh and Hanna Woldegebriel, both students from the University of Calgary have set out to make their impact through Project 90, a student organization dedicated to implementing engineering projects in collaboration with non-profits such as HopEthiopia. For this episode we are taking a look at one of their latest projects, providing better access to online learning, powered by solar panels in Harba Chulule, Ethiopia. Read on for more details.
Harba Chulule project page – https://engineeringdesignfair.ucalgary.ca/multidisciplinary/empowering-computer-education-in-rural-ethiopia/
HopEthiopia – https://www.hopethiopia-rwanda.com/news
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/project90.uofc/
Innovating a Bright Future is the podcast that brings together technology and climate action in an engaging interview format that showcases some of the most interesting initiatives taking place across the globe. If you are someone who cares about climate change but you’re tired of hearing about how the world is going to explode in a few short years if we don’t do something soon (What does that even mean?), then this podcast is for you. We stay away from divisive politics and meaningless numbers with no context, and instead, I interview climate action leaders implementing revolutionary ideas that are helping to reduce our impact on the world around us. Listen to this podcast to learn, be inspired, and find new ideas to look into even more. If you are interested in getting involved, please use any of the contacts or social media listed below, and look into the links below for actionable things you can do right now.
Who am I?
My name is Avry Krywolt, I am a student from Alberta Canada, I am passionate about taking action against climate change, and I am the host of Innovating a Bright Future. I’ve noticed through my own experience that the number of people concerned about climate change is growing quickly. At the same time, the information being presented to the public is, in most cases, a sad sigh of defeat, irrational denialism, or frantic screaming that does no one any good. The fact is that climate change is happening, but it is not hopeless, and you are not powerless. TED speaker and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe said that “The most important thing you can do for climate change is talk about it.” so let’s talk about it. Let’s learn about solar energy and battery storage, let’s dig into green hydrogen, and wind, and the power of water, and the importance of sustainable energy. Let’s learn and let’s discuss. We aren’t doomed, but we have to work hard in order to keep climate change from wreaking real havoc on our world. So let’s get to work.
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