Hi everybody. I’ve been interning with SVTC this summer and was lucky enough to be invited along for the journey to Hong Kong and India.
Unfortunately Typhoon Nuri, which – at it’s peak – carried a storm warning sign of 9 (A 10 means the whole city is shut down) cancelled our plans with Greenpeace in China.
After touchdown in India this Monday we had some incredibly good food with Bharati Chaturvedi, the founder of Chintan – an environmental research and action group in India – and a very passionate woman.
Talking to Bharati, you could tell that she really cared about the e-waste dismantlers and wants to make a difference in their lives. She has a very realistic and thorough understanding of the issues and people involved.
Being in India is very different. The heat still takes me by surprise every time I venture out of the hotel and crossing the street can be a challenge. There’s no crosswalks, you just jump into the traffic foray anytime you see a clearing.
-Serena Mau (Intern at SVTC)