Blyth CCT Scholar in bid for Arctic trip

Team Switch is one of eight teams to reach the final of the npower Future Leaders Challenge, in which students are tasked with devising green projects to inspire their friends and colleagues to live more sustainably.

Yining and her team-mates (fellow Trinity College students Patrick Hoffman, Carl Rietschel and Alasdair Phillips-Robins) are using social media, educational materials and community workshops to encourage people to understand and change their energy consumption habits.

In a recent week-long challenge, Team Switch asked participants to join in a different eco-activity each day – including switching off the lights in a public place, combining white wash loads with those of friends, and showering for a shorter time than usual.  All easy ways to reduce the energy consumption inherent in everyday life.

The winning team, to be announced at the end of November, will take part in an expedition to the Arctic Circle to witness the effects of climate change and experience first-hand the importance of living a more sustainable life.

Follow Team Switch’s progress on their Facebook page