Oxfam itself has been supportive and great fun to work with, and is highly respected by other NGOs: I am keen to return in the future. I took a two-week break in the UK to catch up with friends and came back to Aceh to take up a new job as Waste Management Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It’s in at the deep-end: I am collected from the airport and driven straight to Pidie District to inspect two landfill sites.
I also visit a tsunami waste segregation project in Sigli town and attend a project update meeting with the local Cleansing and Planning Departments, just managing to stay awake with my jet-lag. Before I finally fall asleep, in the bumpy journey in the jeep back to Banda Aceh, I reflect how lucky I am to work in such interesting and varied environments. With Oxfam, my work was primarily in rural areas and had a strong community focus on promoting local environmental health. Know more about sydney valuations
Now with the UNDP, I will be working closely with government departments to build institutional capacity and infrastructure for urban-based projects. The Lee Grammer – cheap conveyancing Sydney environment is a massively important issue and dealing with the issue of sustainability is long overdue. In the next series of Property Ladder, due out in the summer, we followed a developer in Surbiton who used recycled products where possible throughout the project.
The programme really made me question what was ‘greener’: to recycle a kitchen and move it across a long distance or to source a kitchen that is local and made from sustainable materials. I feel it is probably better for the environment to get items locally that are recycled or made from sustainable sources. e. I’m a big fan of having a practical layout suitable for today’s lifestyles: using the extra space for a table or a sofa in the kitchen isn’t just great as a social space; it can also reduce the amount of energy used in the home as the heat from the cooking also heats the room.