Marrakech witnessed thousands of people coming together of all ages and nationalities, to protest against climate change and raise our voices on the urgency to act NOW! We marched through the streets chanting different rhythms in different languages, but all unified by our beliefs and passions to stop climate change. There were Morrocan workers and teachers … Continue reading Power to the People!
Five thousand teachers across morocco were on hunger strike. “We are Moroccan qualified and trained teachers. We are graduates from a government program. We are still protesting because we demand recruitment and placement at Moroccan public schools since the government promised to hire us as we finish the training.” – Ismael explained to me as … Continue reading 96 hour Countdown to Destruction or Justice For The Education System
Here at the COP22 our main mission has been to listen to various people's stories, from Indigenous people from around the globe, to corporate representatives here to share their company's innovations, and to the everyday people affected by climate injustices and the helping during these crises. We have heard stories from all around the world … Continue reading Sharing Stories
One thing I learnt from the COY is that there is no better way to get people’s attention then suddenly running around, singing and dancing in a crowd of people doing nothing; because that’s exactly what we did. I have only ever been to a handful of conferences, none of them as big as the … Continue reading Between The Lines of COY12
With the Conference Of Parties comes a change in the country that hosts it, or at least that is what I thought would happen. I started off with asking local people, these three questions: Do you think Marrakech has changed in the last year because of the COP22? How do you think the COP will affect the … Continue reading Marrakech Transformation COP 22
There is a solar power station that is 450 hectare, which is roughly 35 soccer fields put together in area . It is located in the north of Morocco in the Sahara. It was started in May 2013 and three years later it is now open and in use. I wondered how it was pulled … Continue reading Wasteland Energy
In the midst of the buzzing Green Zone at the COP22, I had the gift of having a brief yet enriching exchange with an indigenous woman from the Brazilian amazon. Indigenous peoples are among the first to experience the effects and injustices of climate change. They have the smallest carbon footprint yet they are the ones forced to … Continue reading A Conversation with a Forest Guardian