SHEREEN SHABNAM

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / FIJI / SPAIN

'As a journalist from Fiji Islands, a nation most affected by climate change, I like talking about climate change and global warming, and how we can help reduce our carbon footprint. One of the simplest things we can do is recycle, re use and set an example for others to follow in reducing waste. Being sustainable is not hard and while you may not feel the impact now, being overindulgent and buying more than what you need will eventually lead to a crisis that may be too late to resolve. Education is the best way forward and the more you find out how global warming impacts us as smaller nations, the more aware and cautious you will become about wastage in your day to day lives. I have been through numerous cyclones in Fiji and lost every piece of belonging during the many hurricanes.  Believe me, it is not a situation you want to be in.'