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Sustainability Overseas: Going Inexperienced in Galway

Final Up to date on August 4, 2023 by AIFS Overseas

Do you know? Sustainability is a key precedence for AIFS Overseas in all sides of our group. Whether or not we’re contemplating organizational, operational, or programming selections, mitigating local weather change and lowering our environmental influence is all the time high of thoughts.

One of many main parts of our efforts is guaranteeing our contributors worldwide are participating in instructional alternatives that target finest practices of their host nations. We offer incentives and instruments to assist cut back every participant’s carbon footprint.

Take, for instance, AIFS Overseas’s Summer season 2023 internship program cohort in Galway, Eire, who lately participated in an area seashore clean-up effort for sustainability schooling.

AIFS Abroad internship program participants in Galway, Ireland doing a beach-clean up for a sustainability project abroad

Hear from Jake Graff, an AIFS Overseas crew member who was on-site for the expertise.

“AIFS Overseas welcomed 18 interns to Galway, Eire for the Summer season 2023 program this June. Nonetheless a comparatively new location for our internships program, 18 is a good quantity, and apparently 4 of the interns are learning or expressed curiosity in Environmental Research/Sustainability for his or her internship placement areas. As I hung out planning out my summer season journey to help with our internship applications in Berlin, Dublin, and Galway, it appeared like an amazing alternative to include sustainability work with this group on-the-ground.

Exterior of my function at AIFS Overseas, I’m a volunteer Wild Keeper Ambassador with Maintain Nature Wild, an attire firm with a objective: we decide up 1 pound of trash for each attire product offered. Having hosted and co-hosted plenty of KNW cleanups again residence in Colorado, I thought of how nice it will be to collaborate for a summer season cleanup overseas with one of many summer season applications.

Cohosted by Maintain Nature Wild and Galway Tidy Cities/Serve the Metropolis Galway, our group bought collectively on June 18 to dodge the rain (till the very finish…) and decide up 89 kilos of trash off the seashore—most notably the numerous ‘flushable’ wipes that wash up on Galway’s seashores day by day. This occasion was an amazing alternative to get our interns concerned of their host neighborhood whereas highlighting the significance of environmental motion and local weather schooling, that are central to AIFS Overseas’s Inexperienced Initiative and a key element of the work we’re doing implementing our CANIE Accord commitments into our applications, partnerships, and operations.

An enormous thanks to our Galway Location Coordinator Karen Lyons and Tim at Serve the Metropolis to your assist in getting this organized and for our wonderful interns for popping out to make a distinction!”

We’re so impressed by our on-site communities all over the world who’re actively concerned in sustainability efforts overseas, like this one in Galway! All of us have a accountability to do every thing we will to restrict the influence of our exercise on our planet. AIFS Overseas is dedicated by means of its Inexperienced Initiative to work in the direction of a carbon impartial future. 

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