What things did you enjoy the most about your experience this week?
Since we started the 1.5 degrees lifestyle pilot project, I have been curious and concerned about activities that would help reduce my carbon emission level in Nigeria. Also, whenever I move around in the community where I stay, I think of practical ways to meet and live the 1.5 degrees target.
What were the main challenges you faced during the week?
This week I spotted an electric bicycle on campus (University of Lagos, Nigeria) where I am currently doing my MSc. I was so excited to see this because it’s emission-free and practically would help to meet the 1.5 degrees target. I would have loved to get one and use it as my means of transportation but unfortunately, I don’t have one and I have not learned how to ride a bicycle.
What were your main lessons learned of the week?
I learned that protecting our planet is beyond word of mouth, it requires a great commitment to live the 1.5 degrees lifestyle. There is a need to acquire some skills to protect our planet and maintain the 1.5 degrees lifestyle.
For me, cycling is a skill to acquire and for another, it could be swimming but cycling really caught my attention for this week. It’s worth learning a new skill that would help preserve our planet, limit carbon emissions and meet the 1.5 targets. It’s really worth it because we don’t have two planets and there is need to keep this planet jealously now and for the coming generations.
What would have made it easier for you to achieve or surpass your target this week?
Well, if I had a bicycle or if I have the skill to cycle.