On Earth Day we introduced a series of Three Green Living Questions that we asked a number of folk that we have interacted with recently when working on environmental projects with them… One of the gang’s favourite environmental outings is to head into the great outdoors, or even into the lab, with our Citizen Scientist friend, Joey. He has been teaching us about pathogens, which are responsible for diseases amongst certain of our fynbos plants, within our local region, for quite a while now. He has taught us about taking care of plants, how do to do rigorous science and how to be a lot more intentional about the way we approach spending time in the great outdoors.
Introducing Joey, The Citizen Scientist
My name is Joey and I am a PhD student based in Stellenbosch. I am a researcher, but I am still learning under supervision. I study microbes that make plants sick.
Three Green Living Questions
- What one thing do you do in your home that you feel makes a difference to the environment?
- If you could tell your community one thing to change what would it be?
- If you had an opportunity to speak to world leaders what policy would you ask them to implement?
I ride my bicycle everywhere and I also shower with a bucket and use the captured water in my toilet.
I would request that our community invest in bicycle safety and promote alternative transportation.
Ooo, this is a bit of a challenge to answer! I guess I would like to see more educational support for impoverished communities and nations with emerging and developing economies. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”. Of course, this would include more environmental education as well!
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If you want to know more about Cape Citizen Science, and join their project then take a look at their website here.
Watch this spot, same time same place next week… for another Green Living Interview…