Sunday, 25 April 2010

An update on my journey...

... I seemed to have neglected my blog a little, so today will try to produce an update on what I am doing. I think there are four main areas that I will talk about :-):
  • Having joined the Fairtrade steering groups in Basingstoke (my home town) and Southampton (my uni town-, I am working with both groups to raise awareness of Fairtrade amongst young people. Firstly making contact with the schools, and encouraging them to sign up and register their interest in becoming a Fairtrade school, and then working with the school and the students to help them achieve this goal. I will actively be involved in helping them to increase the education about Fairtrade and other global problems. I am currently working on activity packs which I can take into the schools to provide a fun and educational experience for the students. 
  • I have also joined the Green Action group at the University of Southampton ( I am hoping to volunteer at their event Environmental Rock on the 3rd of May I have only attended one meeting so far, but I really think it is something that I would like to get more involved in.
  • Since I last wrote I have also started a training/learning experience with a charity called My Social Innovation I am having an amazing time learning new skills and meeting new people. It is every Saturday for 8 weeks in Richmond, but the travelling and time is totally worth it. I will be sure to update about this very soon! It will have its own post!
  • I am also working towards my Dissertation next year! Planning it and writing up my proposal this term. I am still a bit unsure of my exact focus and question but I am hoping by the end of the week I will have a clearer idea. 
My second goal that I have set myself is:

GOAL TWO: Reduce my carbon footprint. I recently came across a campaign called 10:10, by signing up, making a pledge and using the resources that they have given me I am on my way to achieving this goal. With the aim to reduce my carbon footprint by 10% in 2010!!!

I will be sure to create a more detailed update of each point during the week. I can say that I am thoroughly enjoying myself, and I feel like I am learning a lot, and still have A LOT to learn about everything that I am doing.

Watch this space :-)

Thanks for reading

My Fair Lady