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Exciting trip to Germany for eco-friendly teenager

September 30th, 2019

A teenager, who is passionate about cutting waste and pollution across the world, has been selected for a four-day summit in Germany.

Sophie, a Sixth Form student at Monmouth School for Girls, will meet young people across the UK and Germany to discuss environmental initiatives and future projects.

The seminar, on sustainable consumption, takes place in Berlin and is being sponsored by the British Embassy in Berlin and the UK-German Connection.

Sophie, 16, will have an opportunity to present her ideas on reducing waste and pollution and take part in expert-led workshops on sustainability and consumer choices.

“This summit was something I really wanted to be involved in,” said Sophie.

“I had to fill in an online application form with my interests and what sustainability meant to me and I was lucky enough to be selected for the summit.

“I am looking forward to speaking to people my own age from different countries because sharing ideas is important so we can come up with some feasible solutions.”

Sophie would like a career as a diplomat overseas and is taking A levels in English, History and German.

She volunteers at Osbaston Primary School once a week and is a member of the Debating and Modern United Nations clubs at school.

“I think it will be interesting to talk to German students because Germany is doing a lot for the environment,” said Sophie.

“I think we could move our own economy more towards more environmentally-friendly practises and perhaps invest more in renewable energy solutions.”

The seminar runs from 1st November to 4th November.

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