BERKELEY HUB

DIRECTOR OF BERKELEY HUB

ENNIO LAMARI

"Today’s society became a mass consumption machine that uses resources at an accelerating rate. This mass consumption leads to a massive waste problem that affects both the environment and humans. Grin Green International was a way for me to bring awareness about this rising problem that is evidently avoided by society through a series of events and meetings that allowed me to build valuable skills."

MARLENA WILSON

I decided to join Grin Green because never really cared about what we are doing to our environment. Before Grin Green, if you were to ask me about how we are slowly polluting our world, I would probably reply with "I'll be dead before that happens." It occurred to me how it was such a selfish thing to say. So I made a decision to change my mindset and do something about this problem, so here I am. 

MEDIA AND DESIGN

KRISTY CHA

HEAD OF DESIGN

I’ve always noticed how much plastics we used daily. For convenience, we have become reliable on plastics. And seeing the impact it has left on our community, I wish to raise awareness and help our world. I joined Grin Green with the purpose of improving our environment and teaching people ways to go through our daily lives without always having to rely on plastics.

ANNIE HERMAN

DESIGN

In our world today pollution is a widespread problem yet seems as if no-one realizes just how large of an issue it really is. For me, Grin Green is a way to bring awareness to the topic in the hope that people will realize the real toll it has on our world and strive to make a change.

JUDY XIE

DESIGN

The world that we live in is heavily polluted, yet no one’s speaking up about it. Most people wouldn’t really care about the world anyways, since we’re always living in the mindset of “Other people will do it for us”. I used to be one of them. However, I soon realized that no one will do it, unless someone starts it first. Let’s make our world a better place.

ANDREA ORSSICH

DESIGN

Pollution has been affecting our world with waste that takes years to decompose. I wasn’t aware of how much waste is thrown out every day and how it affects our lives. When I heard about Grin Green and their mission, I started noticing how much waste is being thrown out and polluting the environment. I joined Grin Green to be able to save our environment and to change the perception of waste. 

RAINE PRIETO

DESIGN

For the longest time I’ve been trying to find a way to give back to the Earth. I had no idea how to. I lessened my consumption, but that’s about it. When I learnt that Grin Green was rallying and raising people’s awareness on climate change, I knew it was an opportunity for me to contribute big change into saving our planet. I’ve always wanted to meet a group of people so determined to stop climate change. I’m thankful to be in a class as conscious about saving that planet as Grin Green is.

DENNIS HARTWIG

DESIGN

For quite some time, I've seen lots of plastic where it get worse all around the world. Also plastic is a daily bases we see all the time. So I've join this community where it would be a good time and change to bring more awareness to the people and make a change for the next generation. I joined GGI to support, it's given me the opportunity where we all can improve our environment and society in not only Thailand but also other countries too. Time for the change to make a better place.

SCHOOL WIDE

COTTON KANCHANAPORN

HEAD OF SCHOOL WIDE

I wanted to help out the community and raise awareness about the plastic use and how we should reduce it. I also wanted to show the Thai community that we can always do something about it, also making our environment greener and we can always make changes.

HARUKA OIZUMI

SCHOOL WIDE

Moving to Thailand has given me the opportunity to see the severeness of plastic waste. It has raised my awareness, and notice the importance of keeping this world green for our own future. I joined the school-wide department to start with a close community in making the environment greener, hoping I can change our school into a greener place.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

JAZZY BARBOUR

HEAD OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

I heard about Grin Green while promoting an idea I had regarding the creation of an edible straw; therefore I thought that it would be a great idea to join Grin Green and make my straw a product to sell. I love how Grin Green encourages kids to apply their skills outside the classroom. I also joined because I know that the amount of work I will put in will come back to me with positives such as cleaning the environment and to create eco-friendly products.

PETER MITCHELL

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Moving to Thailand has given me the opportunity to see the severeness of plastic waste. It has raised my awareness, and notice the importance of keeping this world green for our own future. I joined the school-wide department to start with a close community in making the environment greener, hoping I can change our school into a greener place.

CLAUDIA DEPAEPE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Joining Grin Green has been incredibly eye-opening into how much work it takes to raise awareness on the importance of reducing our plastic waste. I’ve always heard of environmental activists continuously making changes, big or small, and it has always inspired me to do the same. Now, I get to contribute my efforts into Grin Green and I already know I’ll learn a lot from this great opportunity, and to always fight for our planet.

RISA OKADA

SCHOOL WIDE

I joined Grin Green because I wanted to make changes for Bangkok even though I can only do small things. As a member of Grin Green, I’d like to work for problems that we’re facing right now and make greener place. It’ll be great experiences for me that I’ll never be able to if I’m not in Thailand.

CHARLES PLYNGAM

SCHOOL WIDE

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I originally saw the previous generation of GGI students work very hard in organizing elaborate events such as soi cleanups and consequently, was inspired by the dedication and hard work put in. By joining grin green, I wanted to strive for greater heights and take soi cleanups to a whole new level by bringing my own creative mind in it. I’m sort of an engineer and would like to use my knowledge in AP physics now to create stuff like a new trash net for use in picking up trash from rivers. I believe that our generation should not be inhibited by growing issues such as global warming in addition to ocean acidification. 

PALMY SUWANNACHIM

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Large scale consumption of plastics is one of Thailand's contemporary problems. As global citizens, this is why I need to be responsible for the environment and become proactive towards preserving our green earth. By becoming a member of community development for GGI, I could make changes and spread awareness about plastic waste throughout the local community.

OPAL NIYOMTHAI

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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I want to help make a difference in the community. Joining Grin Green helped me make a part in saving the environment. People need to be aware that the pollution is hurting the environment. It gets worse and worse everyday and future generations should be able to live in a clean environment. My part is to spread awareness and to get people to get on board of our mission.