Isle of Arran

Read stories of a carbon neutral future by school pupils from the Isle of Arran.

  1. Message in a bottle – pupil at Arran High School

The Isle of Arran in 2040, will hopefully be eco-friendly. The way I would get to work would be either to cycle , walk or even drive in my electric car. Green public transport vehicles including electric trains, trams and electric buses combine the advantages of green vehicles with those of sustainable transport choices. Other transport choices with very low environmental impact are cycling and other human-powered vehicles, and animal powered transport.

 

And the way I might  power my house would be solar panels or wind turbines and wave power, 'Green electricity' means electricity produced from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro. They have a much lower environmental impact than fossil fuels like coal and gas. As solar energy relies entirely on gathering energy from the sun and converting it into electricity (or hot water) for use in our home, using it means that you are not producing any greenhouse gases or contributing to global warming. It can reduce the carbon footprint of your home by 80% in one year. They are collectively referred to as renewable energy sources, because they don't use up a limited resource. The place of my house,i.e the landscape would be on flat fertile land so i can grow crops. My food will be  locally sourced food in a farmers market held every 2 weeks in the village centre. Up the back of whiting bay they will have by then cutted down all the trees but there will be an afforestation project, where every year a certain amount of tree will be planted. We do an annual litter pick with most of the community and we go around the primary schools to inform young people about the dangers of plastic in your community , our world.  We also recycle all our plastic either making them into something else or collecting them for art projects, making a bird feeder, hanging basket, or even a pencil case. We are determined for Scotland to lead the world in tackling climate change. We know that our islands are at risk from the impacts of climate change but also have huge potential and natural capital that will help us meet our net zero target.  Island communities are already engaged and acting to cut emissions and our commitment to make at least three of our islands carbon neutral by 2040 will seek to build on work already underway. Some of the actions that might be taken could also help address some of the other challenges for our islands like depopulation, the need for tourism to be more sustainable and fuel poverty. More animal species are becoming extinct due to the effects of climate change on the ecosystems and habitats they live in. Animal habitats are becoming less comfortable, sometimes even inhospitable. Animals are affected by increases in pollution that affects the food they eat and the habitats they live in. Across the globe, climate change will impact wildlife in different ways. ... Climate change also brings rising sea levels, higher tides and more extreme weather events which can destroy turtle nesting sites. The loss of plants will have damaging knock-on effects for many other species.

 

  1. Arran in 2040 – Harriett, Annie and Lewis, Arran High School

The year is 2040 and the  Isle of Arran has become an eco-friendly island/ community over the last 10+ years, by considerably changing their ways of living to help with slowing the effects of global warming.

We now buy  and use more economically friendly resources, this is how we created our green island for example:

Jobs have changed considerably over the years, today in 2040 ⅘ jobs are eco friendly and either use sustainable energy or help the environment. Most jobs nowadays aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, for example  tree planters help carbon emissions lower considerably. However some jobs still include lots of greenhouse gases being spewed into the atmosphere slowly killing the planet, even though the world is improving it is still dying just slower than before. Even though Arran has 4457 wind turbines and over 10,000 solar panels to create power for homes all over Arran, global warming is still on the rise. We need to completely cut out gas, fossil fuels and carbon emissions for a cleaner healthier planet.

Overall scientists predict that by 2055 all carbon emissions will be completely cut from existence and the world will finally be at peace.  To help with this Arran uses emission sensors to detect where the emissions are to help filter them.

Over the years, the community of the Isle of Arran have helped to change and make adaptations to benefit our environment/economy. From people recycling their rubbish to fully committing to change their modes of transport, our island has made substantial progress in becoming an environmentally friendly island.

To minimise unnecessary food waste our island aims to always buy and eat locally produced and harvested foods, drastically reducing air miles, which results in a cleaner and healthier atmosphere. Another beneficial change our island has made is, producing loose fruit and vegetables which majorly decreases the amount of useless plastic on the island which will eventually end up killing not only our community but will spread worldwide. Over the last 15 years there has been a 67% drop in the use of plastic on our island, which has saved many important and needed aspects of our community. Stopping uses as much plastic, reduces filling landfills with toxic methane gases which then become greenhouse cases which overall was the worst effect on global warming. If we keep going the way we are, our island will be fully environmentally friendly by 2050.

Transport has changed considerably over the years, today in 2040 100% of cars are eco friendly and either use sustainable energy or help the environment. In the past the air was heavily polluted by loud exhausts and burning fuel. Now it's all electric, saving the environment, stopping global warming and stopping climate change. We have even made planes and factories electric as well, so our planet can live longer. Pollution used to be the world's number one problem. The ice caps were melting and half of the world's countries had really bad forest fires. So over the past few years the uk and the usa have been working hard to make all transport eco friendly and have got other countries involved as well.

The isle of arran is an island surrounded by the firth of clyde, Which we as a community help keep clean and plastic free, we do this by having a no take zone, regular beach cleans and well protected coral reefs. We now have lots of hydro electricity which produces eco-friendly energy by being placed in waterfalls or flowing rivers. It works by harnessing the water making the power we need to live.  Using this technology it has helped our economy grow to be happy and healthy!

 

  1. Message in a Bottle – Annie and Imogen, Arran High School

Imogen: We are pupils from Arran High School and we live on the Isle of Arran.

Annie: In 2040 we will have climate friendly jobs such as gardeners, farmers, and more.

Imogen: We will work helping the community and providing services such as selling local produce.

Annie: When we imagine living our life as climate-friendly adults, we imagine an eco-friendly daily routine. We all will either have e-cars, bicycles or walk.

Imogen: The things we hope we will have achieved by 2040 on arran… 

  • We will  have wind turbines on the hills on the south of the island and offshore wind turbines to generate power from the south west prevailing winds.

Annie:

  • Houses will have to be built with solar panels, smart metres, compost bins and good insulation. All these things will help save energy and save the environment

Imogen:

  • Another thing we will add to houses are air source heat pumps. They take air from outside and generate electricity for households

Annie:

  • For the whole island improvements we will have local community gardens, producing biomass energy, we will have geothermal energy - which is heat driven from the ground-

Imogen:

  • We will have community composters in every village, make recycling mandatory and only buy locally produced foods. We will add charging stations around the island in several locations, to make having an electric car more accessible and prevent CO2 emissions 

 

Annie:

  • We hope that making all these changes will help stop climate change and make a more sustainable, eco-friendly future for our island.

 

  1. Message in a Bottle – Jay, Arran High School

Hello my name is Jay and I currently live in the isle of arran in Scotland. When I grow up I want to be a bus driver for Stagecoach West Scotland. I get from place to place using the bus to get to school and to get to work. I would also tend to get the bus. The electricity in my household comes from Wind Farms, the wind farm that my electricity comes from is Dyemill windfarm on the Isle of Arran. It is the biggest onshore wind farm in the UK. My home has two fires inside which are used to heat up the house and it also uses electric heaters for heating. Our island is going to be affected by climate change and this is because the sea levels are rising and because the majority of the population live by the coast they will be affected by these rising sea levels especially me because I am right across from the sea. In order for this island to be more environmentally friendly in the year 2040 it would be suitable to have a wind farm located particularly where it is more windy on the north of the island which is where it would be more hilly meaning that the land will be more exposed. Replacing the normal petrol powered buses with electric buses will reduce the carbon emissions on the island, rescuing the impact on climate change. Our ferry would be beneficial if it was hydro powered because this is better than having a diesel powered ferry.

 

  1. Message in the bottle – Laura and Lisa, Arran High School

Our names are Laura and Lisa and we live on the Isle of Arran. 

Now that we are older we want to help the community by starting a company that will plant trees all around the island. This will help our island as it takes in a lot of carbon dioxide which creates more oxygen on our island so that all of us people and the animals can survive. We will travel to work in an e-car or aways walk or cycle every day and try to limit the amount of times we use the planes because planes use a lot of fuel and reduce the air pollution.

We plan to help all school students escape school and help us plant more and more trees in every village on the island. As a community we came together and saved our island and now we are continuing to help by planting more trees and we are being more economical. Now as a tradition every person born gets a tree which means there have been loads of trees that have been planted.

We don’t stop being eco-friendly there. We come home to our house which has been equipped with eco- friendly gadgets that help run our houses without using stuff like gas and electricity. We have solar panels around the house which help supply us with electricity and instead of using gas and oils to heat up our homes we can turn to heat pumps. We can use stuff like solar, wind, wave, tidal and  power.

People started to grow their own fruit and vegetables which reduced a lot of food miles and that helped to reduce emissions. The people of Arran have reduced their carbon footprint which has helped reduce food miles. Now that there are alot more fruits and vegetables people have been composting them to help grow more plants and trees which helps reduce carbon in the air.

 

  1. Message in a Bottle – Emma, Arran High School

Hello my name is Emma, I live on the Isle of Arran and I am a farmer in 2040, I am the owner of an animal sanctuary.

When I wake up I have a drink of water, and a healthy breakfast freshly grown from my farm. I grow my crops, so the boats don't have to come from different places and use up fossil fuels, which are bad for a planet. Then I donate to the charity that I send money to, then I get ready to get out of my house and go in my very cool climate friendly (Tesla) car, so I am not using fuels which are damaging the earth. On the way to work I see all the lovely people on Arran that are keeping our planet safe and healthy by walking, driving their climate friendly cars, or cycling. When I get to my work (my food/resources shop) I sell all of my (self grown) foods, using all my climate friendly resources. If a customer wants a bag I give them the option between a reusable bag or a paper bag. I have a list of the prices for everything so I don’t have to use a till, I just tell them the price and they give me their money. Later on I go to my animal sanctuary and feed all the animals. When I get home I charge up my car that's outside my house, then I have my healthy dinner, go to sleep and then start my daily routine again.

In the past there were loads of things that were bad for our planet, loads of people were throwing plastic in the oceans or landfills, which is naughty and bad. We changed that by using reusable bags, bottles and tubs, with the landfills we started reusing and recycling, sorted through the things we don't need and gave them to others that might so we’re not just throwing them away. With all the fuels we were using we started to make cars that ran on electricity, but when we did this we had to make quite a few charging points for these cars, but it was no big thing. We also started to put solar panels on everyone’s houses, which I have about 20 to 50 on my roof and some on the walls at the back of my house. Since then we have made our planet more healthy, and climate friendly because we realised what all of these things were doing to the planet, so we started to reduce them as much as possible.

Our Earth is now healthier, and it only took about 10 years to make a change all because we worked together to stop climate change. We also made more medicine so that people could live longer, we found more ways to make ordinary things suitable for the new climate lifestyle.

That is the end of my letter telling you about what happened in the past few years. Goodbye.

 

  1. Message in a bottle – pupil at Arran High School

Hopefully in 2040 the isle of arran will be climate friendly. I would travel by walking or cycling or by electric cars. Most of the UKs electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels but by switching to renewable energy we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. For example people can use solar energy by putting solar panels on their roof and then their electricity is coming from the sun and not from burning fossil fuels. Other renewable energy can also come from wind power and others. My house would have natural lighting and insulation with solar panels on the roof. My food comes from the local shops. They get the crops from the local farms which has lowered the island's food miles. The trees are getting replanted to create a new forest and the animals have decent habitat. My job is a wildlife photographer and my job involves helping the wildlife by making sure they have a decent amount of food and to make sure that they have homes to live in and in all of that i also take photos of the wildlife so more people can see how beautiful our island is. To keep the islands environment clean we have teams that pick up the rubbish along the beach and we have more bins around the island and the buses are electric because we are not burning fossil fuels as much as we did in 2020 we have also use the reduce reuse and recycle method for our waste meaning that there is less carbon emissions making our island  healthy and more green. Yes there is still some carbon on the island but we can't get rid of it all. We can only do what we can to make the island more climate friendly and that's how I think the island will be like in 2040  and not some abandoned dried up island with no life on it. But who even knows what the island will be like.

 

  1. Tuesday 8th February, 2040 – Fraser, Whiting Bay Primary School

Today I woke up and got dressed, ate my Cheerios, collected horse manure for my farm and had a shower in my completely sustainable rainfall shower. Now you’re probably wondering what a rainfall shower is. Well, it takes rain and stores it until I turn on the shower and then a bunch of weird stuff happens and I get a freezing cold shower that I don’t have to pay for. My farm is completely sustainable because I use no pesticides or plant growers and grow my own completely sustainable honey in my beehives my animals are checked every week. Unfortunately this Tuesday the vet can’t because today is the day the Prime Minister will announce that the last fossil fuel plant will shut down in the world so he made it a holiday for all.

Going along the shore on my horse I see all the sand dunes, the new reinforced pier and all the houses with stilts and the new 1mile long 1.75 meter tall wall that was built by our community centre in Whiting Bay. If you were wondering, my electricity comes from my wind turbine and solar panels. My food comes from my farm and our community centre uses donations from people to pay for things like the wall and the stilts for houses and they were also the people who funded our new pier.

When I got home I turned on the visionwall (new televisions which run on low energy) and watched the new Prime Minister Alex Cooper announce that the final fossil fuel plant in China had shut down. Just as he said that I heard eco-friendly fireworks going off outside. Later that night I was thinking about when I was a child and I always wondered if the planet would be able to produce no carbon emissions except what was needed and if all cars would be electric and if I would be able to eat meat when I was older… and I fell asleep thinking about that.

  1. My Island – Holly and Lucy, Whiting Bay Primary School

In forty years’ time I think that there will be more foot paths, cycle paths and zero cars that use fossil fuels and only electric cars and perhaps even flying cars but that’s not very likely.  I also much prefer using my bike as it is fun to ride along with my friends too. Instead of power stations they are all replaced with wind turbines. I really hope that all farms are organic because in my opinion it is really sad the way that the animals live horrible lives.

Of course they are fed but are they really happy?  They are not as healthy it is shown that organic food is a lot better with more antioxidant compounds which is connected to better health than regular food. I think that all homes will have solar panels on their roofs and big fire places inside their living rooms but an electric one powered by solar power, wind turbines or since this is an island we could use hydro-electric, geo thermal, tidal power and wave power.

Also with the fire place I would imagine that for the wind turbines if the wind is going really fast the fire would proceed to get hotter. For a job I would like to own an organic farm but mine would be different I would have cows, sheep and chickens.  I realised that I could not kill them. So instead I would take the cow’s milk, the sheep wool and the chicken’s eggs and sell them for money. I would also grow carrots, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, potatoes and apples.

In 2024 the government ordered all the farmers to breed all of their animals because there was a shortage in Scotland and that is the only reason there is still animals today! In 2020, 2021 and 2022 there was an outbreak of the corona virus which in 2023 was not the only problem we had to deal with as there was climate change too.

To get to other island there was a huge public ferry which was upgraded in 2035 to be electric and there was a massive pier with 100 boats or so and in the middle there was a ginormous dam to block some of the water from flooding the village due to climate change rising sea levels also to produce wave power, if needed later to drink. There is also built in filter for emergencies. 

I believe that since we have adapted and listened to the good things we could do to our Island due to climate change. Covid has also changed our lives and even though it was tough and is still here today we are still doing our best to defeat it and are still trying to make it less severe if you get it. Now in 2040 the environment is eco-friendly and there is a lot more animals which are less endangered as to what they were before. In 2040 life is great as everything is safe and friendly! 

 

  1. Our Island in 2040 – Izzy and Toren, Whiting Bay Primary School

Our island is totally eco-friendly and this started over 20 years ago with Eco Savvy and Arran Community Land Initiative. I remember when I was a little girl we went on a school trip to the community land initiative we planted trees we made bread on a fire as well as soup. After that we planted potatoes and a load of other fruit and vegetables.

Now our island looks really different. We have a harbour wall to protect us from storm surges. Lots of people grow their food in their gardens. Some have solar panels, wind turbines and a few of them are powered by Hydro electric. Almost all of the houses have stilts especially the ones near the sea. 

If I do visit the local shop as soon as you walk in the shop you see local island produce with no plastic wrappings - but almost everything is gone because it is so good! The wrapping they use is paper bags or cardboard boxes – or you bring your own containers!

If I visit my friend’s house as soon as I knock on the door a robot comes to let me in and offers me a cup of tea. Then my friend comes down on her hover bike and asks if I want some produce from her garden.

When I go to work I use my hover bike to get to my wind and solar powered boat then I use my boat to go out in the sea to research different types of species of sea creatures. I also check on the health of all sea creatures.

When I go home from doing a hard day’s work I like to spend time with my horse Bear. We either go a ride along the sand dunes or the new woodland. Sometimes when I am feeling a bit more energetic then I maybe go to do some hiking, mountain biking, surfing, swimming or para gliding and those are the BEST days! 

  1. What would the Isle of Arran look like in 2040? – Julieta, Isle of Arran

08/02/2022 12:05pm

In my imagination, my island, (Isle of Arran); will be different than it is today:

Cars/transport 

I think cars will be powered by reusable water split into hydrogen and oxygen, it could also potentially fly or go on the water. Public transport could be electric and use recyclable resources. I can imagine my self-going to work, in my electric land rover.

Energy

The way we power our houses, hospital, schools and shops is by wind turbines, we have got them in the ocean and outside the community hub. We also get energy from the hydroelectric plant at Glenkiln.

Homes

We collect rain water to water our plants and crops. Our furniture and clothes are mostly made from re-cycled fabrics, it could potentially be made from plastic bottles. Most of the houses near the sea shore are on stilts so the sea doesn’t flood or wash away the houses. It’s less likely because there are more sand bags/dunes at the shore. We may have drying tubes in our bathrooms instead of towels to dry ourselves. That would decrease the amount of washing we have to do.     

Food

Our food comes from local farms, which is freshly produced with no added chemicals. Our meat comes from local butchers and farmers from around the island.

Shops 

There is no plastic wrappings, most of the shops sell eco-friendly produce food, tools etc.

Our Community 

Our community hub powers energy our water. Most of our community help to grow stuff and help each other in the community land initiative.     

My job

My job is to run the island community hub. I need to make sure everything is up and running, keep an eye on the weather, take people in if there is floods and make sure everyone is safe.

 

  1. My life in 20 years (eco-friendly) – Kayden, Whiting Bay Primary School

Hi I’m Kayden, this is my story about my eco-friendly future.

Tuesday the 8th of February 2042

After WW3 everyone thought that the people needed to get their act together by starting with being eco-friendly and then moving onto world peace. World wars are a thing of the past. 

I work as a community police officer for the Isle of Arran and I cycle, walk and drive. I drive an electric Mercedes 2040 model 2. My job is to make sure that nobody litters or brings illegal goods at the ferry terminal.

Nowadays every building that is near the water needs to be put on stilts and a lot of the beaches are reinforced because of the high tidal waves.

The animals and plants are mostly the same except that koalas and the Scottish wild cats are now extinct because people didn’t care about climate change. Veganism might make cows extinct.

I get my food from a plant based food factory in the mainland, which supplies the local food shops.

My house is in Brodick behind the Co-op and up the hill where I used to live as a child but it is now more eco-friendly as they have added more solar panels.

My house is made of eco-friendly wood and stone my couches are made of reusable cotton and fabric I use the most eco-friendly items and utensils when I can and I own a Rottweiler.

After a long day at work I went home and went into the kitchen and made dinner for me and my dog and then watched some television and went to bed.

  1. My Life in 20 Years – Leah and Ceirah, Whiting Bay Primary School

Tuesday 8th February 2042

Hi, my name is Leah MacHale. I work as a scientist in the east part of Brodick in the Science centre. There, local scientists make new robots every day. Only recently, we invented the “robot dog” which is already going world-wide as we speak. 

CalMac finally has two twin ferries, both about half the size of the boat we had in 2022, and it’s way better. We also have implanted harbour walls, due to coastal erosion. The science centre was founded to help global warming, and it has decreased it (Global Warming) by about 30%. 

One of the first things we invented was the “helper bot.” which usually helps around the house, (e.g. babysits your children, and cleans your house while you aren’t there.) 

In the house, a lot of things have changed from how it was in 2022, there’s more technology, and we grow all our fruits and vegetables. I have just bought a new drying tube, which not only dries myself, but other clothes too.

Veganism is starting to wear off, which is good, as sheep, cows and other farm would probably be extinct by now if veganism was still around. There’s only about 3% of vegans still on the globe, so that has been an extreme change.

One half of the island has become very rural, and very peaceful. In Shiskine, we have compostable landfills, they are extremely helpful for the planet. We have a lot more lakes, and sadly, due to the heat in the sea we now have new species of fish that we catch, such as tropical fish. There is sadly not much more salmon, cod, or some species of goldfish left.

Schools are eco-friendly. They make their own food now-a days. They go out and catch fish, most of the time it’s the older kids that do that. The younger kids help grow the plants, and everything is going well so far.

Natalie Biden, aka Joe Biden’s grand-daughter, has just been elected president two years ago. Scotland is somehow getting better than America, actually come to think of it, most countries are getting way better than they were in 2022. Most celebrities from the 20’s have now died, may the rest in peace. Pollution has went down a lot also!

Most jobs have not changed much, like nurses and police officers. But, there is wind-turbines! People go up daily and fix them, scary am I right?

Most children have been taught about being scientists, to help the environment better. Forests are getting larger, and there are more and more animals coming back from extinction.

We hope that the Globe gets even better in the future.

 

  1. My Life in 2040 – Lucas and Aiden

In 2040 when I wake I will get in my clothes well. My tesla bot makes my breakfast then I will eat my breakfast brush my teeth then I will get in my tesla model S. Then I will go to work. I will work as a tech guy that controls the energy system on the island. My job is climate friendly because we use solar, hydrogen power and tidal power. The island is powered by soler hydrogen and tidal power. After work I go home and my house is climate friendly because the heating system is solar powered. As a community we look after our island’s environment by cycling more, community litter picks and a hub which uses tidal power to send to islanders. Here are some more ways my future daily life on my island could be more climate friendly: by checking animals every two days to make sure they are safe and more leisure time and public transport like electric buses and trains.

  1. My Life in 20 Years – Nicolas and Flynn, Whiting Bay Primary School

When I wake up in the morning in twenty years I brush my teeth with an electric tooth brush that has a solar panel on the back and eat my breakfast that is cooked by my tesla robot then go to work in an electric tesla model S.

I will work as a google worker and work remotely from the island with occasional trips.

My job is climate-friendly because I help develop new tech to help the world to progress forwards.

After work I will go home my house is climate-friendly because it is made from concrete that is natural.

As a community we look after our islands environment by putting more windmills in our island and we also do litter picks.

What are some other ways my future daily life on my island could be more climate-friendly? If we did more litter picks and made more windmills.

 We could plant more trees make the mountains more stable and stop global warming from melting all the glaciers making the world flood.

Stop fossil fuels and make houses solar powered. Put windmills in the sea. Make sure that all fossil fuel powered cars are gone and make electric cars.

Make aeroplanes electric and get rid of the aeroplanes we have now. Get rid of fossil fuel boats and make water and wave powered boats. 

Farms and restaurants should only use organic food and drinks that are from near them. Cheeseburgers should be made from vegetables so that cows are not mas farmed so they do not create as much pollution. 

  1. Life on Arran 2042 – Ravyn and Iona, Whiting Bay Primary School

6:53

When I wake up I go down stairs and have an organic breakfast of porridge oats from my own farm. Then I go and I wake up my children and make a lovely lunch for me and my kids. Before I leave for work I feed my robotic cat and check on the farm. I got on my solar powered bike and rode to the primary school.

When I got there I went into the staff room and dropped off my stuff.  Then I went into class just before the bell rang and all the children came in. I did the register and ordered the lunches.

3:45pm at home

I went into the greenhouse and watered the plants being back at the farm that I used to live in. I miss that place…

4:35pm

clean up billy

BILLY!!! (That was me screaming). YOUR ROOM IS AN ABSOLUTE MESS!!!Sorry said billy just clean it up I said okay sorry mum I went up the stairs and made dinner. 

5:53 dinner

We are sitting together eating pizza that we made ourselves. Billy is silent I guess he feels bad so I said look I’m sorry it’s just no one is here to clean it up and I get a bit cross because I have to stay up late and clean it up. Okay mum I’m sorry. Said billy. It’s okay. I replied.

6:00 bedtime

We all got ready for bed and we went to sleep and I fell asleep thinking today was a good day… 

 

  1. Climate Change The Future of 2040, My Life 2040 – Sophia, Whiting Bay Primary School

This is what I imagine earth will be like 2040

In 2040 I wake up to get my breakfast by a robot the way it makes my breakfast is it cooks it in the sun when I finish my breakfast I go and brush my teeth with a solar powered toothbrush. Then I go to work on my bike my job is an environmental lawyer what I do for my job is I give advice on the possible environmental consequences of pursing particular corporate activities. Every day I go to the park or in the woodland or I take my dog to the beach. Our island is powered by solar and wind. When I get home. My house is climate friendly because I have solar panels on my roof.

As a community we look after our islands by doing environmental stuff.

 

  1. Life in the 2040’s – Victor and Sam, Whiting Bay Primary School

In the 2040’s it might be good or bad depends on how it all goes up to. [Victor’s life]. My life wouldn’t be simple (in the 2040) so I would be 30 then. I would want to own my own bakery and then I would work as a baker I would open it at on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I would open my bakery at 9:30 to 5pm and Friday Saturday and Sunday I would open at 10am to 4pm but on Sunday finish to 1:30pm. How would I get to work?? If I own the bakery I would live in it or nearby if I would live in it I would just walk down the stairs or ells I would walk or drive or so on. After work I would visit friends or family. I might have a garden because my gran taught me a lot so after work id also do some gardening. I would like my life.  I’d get my electricity from mini wind turbines and solar panels. My house would be on the bakery.  I would make my own food and I’d like to do that. I think some animals would be like tech type. I hope that it would be easier in the 2040s. I would really like the 2040 and I would be able to have my mums and grans recipes. I would want to own my own a Lamborghini. I would live nearby my best friend Sam (the illustrator of this...) my life would be great in the 2040s. My friend Sam would live nearby and I would visit him so much and bring him hello cakes (he doesn’t know that I will give him hello cakes.) my friend would also design the cake and I would bake it and he would put wheels in the cake to make it move with a remote. By the way Sam would be an engineer that’s why I said that Sam would put wheels in the cake. As you know I would want to own my own bakery. My friend would live nearby. Everyone would have a wind turbine and some solar panels. At the top of the island there would be a big mountain and a lake named Lake Orca. There would also be a huge forest full of wild lynxes, foxes, white foxes, wolves, rabbits e.g. The normal schools would be like the posh schools nowadays and the posh schools then they would be like mansions nowadays the bad schools would be like the normal schools nowadays. The shops would be separate e.g., meat and veg would be separate. This is what life would be like in the 2040s for you.

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