Three Green Living Questions That We Asked an Environmental Engineer…

This week we celebrated World Environmental Day, and we continue our series of Three Green Living Questions. We interviewed an Environmental Engineer visiting Cape Town, all the way from Paraguay.


Introducing Patricia, who Works in Environmental Education

My name is Patricia and I studied Environmental Engineering in my country, Paraguay, and Conservation of Biodiversity in Costa Rica, I work on a lot of things but always related to environment and nature.

Patricia has been working on environmental projects in Cape Town over the last six months, and we have been so lucky to have her join us on a number of hikes, we have learnt a lot about her home country, Paraguay, while she has been here and while we are very proud of our locally grown rooibos tea we have learnt to love her special tea called terere (when it is served ice-cold) or mate (when it is hot), which she carries wherever she goes.

Three Green Living Questions

  1. What one thing do you do in your home that you feel makes a difference to the environment?
  2. I tried to use less plastic in my everyday. For example: I go to the supermarket with my own bag, I don´t buy bottled water (I´m generally carrying my own bottle or my terere or mate with enough water), I don’t use straw (except my metal straw for drinking terere/mate) and as a woman I decided to reduce my monthly waste by using the menstrual cup. Oh! And after living in Cape Town, I am MUCH more conscientious about water care too!


  3. If you could tell your community one thing to change what would it be?
  4. To manage better the garbage and reduce the waste. I will love to see my city clean and with a responsible comsuption.


  5. If you had an opportunity to speak to world leaders what policy would you ask them to implement?
  6. To take advantage of the protected areas and link them to environmental education programs for all the citizens. I will love to see a world full of people getting outdoor, getting to know the nature and taking care of it, and I think that a experiential education is the key for that: To take care of something, you have to love it and to love it, you have to know it first.

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