Ten percent of the world’s wealthiest populations produce half of all carbon emissions. The poorest 3.5 billion people emit a tenth. North America uses more than eight times its share of biologically productive land and water areas. But our carbon footprint doesn’t most affect us. The world’s poorest have felt the impact of our negligence.
In Nepal, torrential rains have triggered landslides that have affected millions of lives. On the Marshall Islands, the rise in sea-level has caused fatal flooding. Climate change displaces more lives than war. Economic, environmental and social insecurity runs high. It’s our responsibility to come up with solutions to mitigate climate change. At Green Schools Green Future (GSGF),
we have a plan – a new and progressive education system that might steer this sinking ship to safety. We believe that by teaching the youth environmentally-sustainable trades such as vertical farming and aquaponics, we can empower them to have a stake in a better future. With machine learning on the rise, we know that over 40 percent of jobs may become obsolete by the time our students graduate. The curriculum at GSGF not only teaches students traditional subjects but also computer programming, artificial intelligence and blockchain.
A dedicated environmentalist servicing her community for decades, Nikole Bélanger is the founder of this project. Since 2008, through Nikobel Solutions, she has been consulting organizations who want to adopt green policies. Now, along with the help of 28 volunteers, she has developed partnerships with communities in Canada, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Gabon, and India to make her dream of a green education system come true.
But a dream without donations remains a dream. With an aim to begin building the first pilot school in Haiti,
in early 2020, GSGF needs to raise $240 000
. That’s enough to finance the vertical farm and aquaponics system, the schools solar panels, its environmentally-sustainable building materials, furniture, supplies and computers, which will reduce the use of paper.
If you give to the project, you’ll be donating more than dollars. You’ll be sponsoring more than a Green School. You’ll be a patron of a brighter future. Your return on investment will not only be the satisfaction of making lives better. You’ll be sponsoring the education of young people most affected by our carbon misuse. And those young people may thank you for it by becoming green leaders with solutions to heal a world that’s fallen out of balance. Biography: Nikole Bélanger,
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