Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Day 6 - Sustainability in Swansea!

We spent the day at the University of Swansea and Caswell Beach. It was adventurous and educational at the same time! Jane was our student leader at the workshop. She was extremely kind and cared about the way humans are using the earth. Nick was another student from Swansea who planned our experience at the university. He too brought to the table a drive to improve the way we live our everyday lives. His kindness and intelligence was greatly appreciated. Collaborating with Nick and Jane as well as the other students at Swansea was a very wholesome experience. Learning their opinions about sustainability really made us look at our own stance on the issues we have today. For example, they have a lot more recycling bins. Recycling just one water bottle can have a huge impact in the process of running a business!

Then we took a tour of the campus on the nature trail with Dr. Dan and Dr. Nancy. They were extremely knowledgeable about the sheer importance of nature to human society. They made us realize that nature was all around us whether we know it or not. Dr. Dan’s passion and charisma made the tour very enjoyable. He made us think about the impact just one person has on nature, as well as the impact that nature can have on one person. He sees buildings as great posts for bats, not just as simple architecture. The way he explained the intensive relationship between even the most unnatural human creations and pure nature was captivating.

Following our day at the university, we got on the bus to go to the beach. We were packed extremely tight on a miserably humid and warm bus, and we almost couldn’t fit everybody. It was the most uncomfortable ride of our lives; however, it was all worth it once we got to the beach. Upon the arrival, we found caves and one of the most breathtaking views of our lives. It is easy to see why Caswell is ranked the ninth most beautiful beach in the world! Taking in the incredible sights was something that we will treasure forever!

All in all, our first day in Swansea was precious. The connections we made at the university and the memories we captured at the beach are going to remain in our minds forever. We would just like to personally thank Jane, Nick, Nancy, Dan, and everyone else involved in our wonderful experience here in Southern Wales.

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