#PJstories – Interview with Anais Serniclaes

Anais participated in the Training Course “One Earth, One Chance” organized by PROJUVEN in Benalmádena, Spain

Hello Anais! Can you give us your opinion about the project “One Earth, One Chance“ and Erasmus + experience?

It was very enlightening to meet young people from different European countries. We were able to bond through this programme which combines fun, free time and team building activities. In addition to making friends, we had the opportunity to exchange views and experiences on a topic that is very important to us: climate change. We were also able to learn about how young people in other countries are fighting and what their respective governments are actually doing on this topic.

What are some of the biggest challenges you see in addressing climate change, and how do you think we can overcome them?

One of the biggest challenges is the fight against misinformation.  We have to destroy the myths that are circulating about the climate and the capitalist system. We have all grown up with these myths and it is very difficult to get rid of them in order to think that a different world is possible. We need to educate and deconstruct people in order to be able to propose innovative solutions and motivate young people to choose paths that are more respectful of everyone but also of the planet and all the other living beings on this earth (animals).

What are some specific actions you plan to take to reduce your own carbon footprint and contribute to the fight against climate change?

I intend to take more time to question myself in depth about my practices. I am mostly thinking about my daily practices. Namely, the way I move around the city, but also my diet. Walking and cycling more often would do me a world of good while reducing my carbon footprint. I also intend to pay much more attention to the origin of the products I eat, to buy only organic fruit and to avoid at all costs products wrapped in plastic.

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