I really love it, when ideas become reality. A big thank you goes to the Dean of the Global Studies Program, Dr. Nuntavarn from seeing the possibilities of introducing a waste-free/ plastic-free event. Thanks to my friends at SOS (Scholars of Sustenance), we were able to arrange the delivery of the 100 bamboo cups to the University…. they managed to organise everything else from the paper straws, to the Green catering company… Change can start at any level, when you have the right people supporting you.
At the beginning of the event, students and participants were reluctant to drink from the bamboo cups, because at events there was a tendency to use single-use plastic cups, so it was a change nobody was used too. I personally loved that the Program Director saw the opportunity to show students that this faculty was about creating a positive impact.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”Nelson Mandela
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