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Posts from September 2015

Bill McKibben for youth4planet

Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org wrote to youth4planet just after receiving the aAlternative Nobel…

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Green exploration in the Arctic

We were lucky enough to be given the chance to stay at a hostel which is own by the world renown polar explorer, Ramon Hernando. Travellers from 10 different countries shared the place. Ramon is known for exploring the Arctic and the Antarctic by using a wind powered sled, which he designed himself. He designed his first wind-sled in the early…

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Nature knows no borders

When you think about trees, the high arctic isn’t the first image that will pop into your head, let alone tree planting. You might be surprise to hear that some parts of Greenland do have trees. Although they are usually very small and don’t grow very tall due to the harsh climatic condition. In recent years, Greenland’s ice sheet has been…

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Climate change – a worldwide problem

About one week ago we came together as a group of 5 people from 3 countries. A mixed group from Australia, Indonesia and Germany. But why is it so important to be that international? It is because we are all affected by climate change, but each of us in a different way. We all have similar fears because we all suffer from it in a special…

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Home away from home

Coming to Greenland has been insightful and very enriching. We’ve been introduced to a whole new perspective of this vast and remote country. Before it seemed so far away, it was something out of a biology or history book. The ice, When landing in Narsarsuaq we were introduced to a landscape of mountains covered with bushes and trees. Sailing…

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Capturing Greenland

The river, Kuuk, divides two parts of the village in Qassiarsuk. Before it meets the fjord, it intertwines through the farm land, providing the locals with water and food. On the river, I was guided by a local inuit as he taught me how to capture the trout in a traditional way. Although fishing is familiar to me, the experience of catching the…

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Agricultural hazard in Greenland

Sheep farming is the main occupation in the little town of Qarssiasuk. Although in recent years, climate change has causes several problems to the farmers. Droughts are getting more common than ever and it’s been causing a surplus in the quantity of grass for the sheeps to feed on. This results in the farmers having to kill their sheeps and a…

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What an amazing experience!

It was a bitter sweet moment yesterday as I departed the group in Narsarsuaq three days early. It’s been a short but remarkable journey this past week working with four fellow young changemakers from around the globe and a small team of producers, videographers and Professor Jason Box. The last few have been both surreal and eye-opening, and…

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Greenland’s natural beauty – up close

On our first visit to the tree planting site in Narsarsuaq, we were given some time to explore the area. The surroundings are so magnificant — from the grand mountain ranges to the turquoise blue waters peppered with icebergs — so I quickly whipped out my camera to capture the location. I soon realised I’d spent so much time appreciating the…

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Ice is white – no? The Black Ice Story

We are here with Prof Jason Box who has been monitoring changes on the Greenland icesheet to try and tell people what’s happening in this remote but important location. Yesterday we took a helicopter ride to Kiagtût Sermiat Glacier which was really cool where Jason Box is recording how fast this glacier is melting. I noticed all this black…

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