Directory A-Z | Get Help Eng

Spotlights

Saikal Nogoibaeva, ICP student

"To me environmental sustainability is about small actions that individuals do on a daily basis that makes our surroundings a little cleaner and a little better"

"In 2011 my friends and I applied for a Global Youth Service Day grant in order to introduce efficient waste disposal at AUCA. Once we received the grant we started placing cardboard bins in classrooms and hallways for paper and plastic collection. Collected materials were then recycled and exchanged for clean paper for the university needs.
Same year Señor Bravo and I started conducting Spanish Club meetings with Spanish speaking and learning students of AUCA.
Despite my true interest in efficient waste disposal, I am not a member of the Earth Club. Therefore, I am not well aware of what sort of activities Earth Club members conduct. However, I have taken Martin Ossewaarde's Clean Development Policy and Practice and International Environmental Governance classes, where I deepened my knowledge of what environmental sustainability is. To me environmental sustainability is about small actions that individuals do on a daily basis, like carrying garbage to the garbage can, rather than throwing it somewhere on the street or separating paper and plastic in places, where there are separate bins for that. This does not require much time and effort, however it does make our surroundings a little cleaner and a little better.
At the moment my friend and I are working on an Eco Bag social and environmental project funded by Soros Foundation. It is aimed at providing workplace for disabled students of vocational schools and bringing the fashion of cotton bags as a possible alternative to plastic bags."

<< go to spotlights list

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028