"LIGC was a real eye-opener; the underlying issues of climate change are much closer to home than we might think. Spending a week in one of the world's leading environmental change research centres made me realise to what extent we are damaging our planet. However, it's not all doom and gloom; LIGC aims to prepare our world's future leaders for the problems they are likely to face (and are already facing). Workshops led by a variety of experts - such as scientists and journalists - shone light on how to become a more effective communicator and front runner in order to successfully tackle these problems.
It was genuinely heartening to witness such an enthusiastic group of young people put so much effort into the course. We all came from different countries and different backgrounds, and between us shared a multitude of hobbies and interests. However, it is safe to say that we all had a common passion: we all wanted to play an active role in making a change. A year has passed and the group is still in touch; it's great to see how much my friends from the course have already achieved. I have personally kept many life skills and use them on a day-to-day basis. LIGC was an experience I will cherish for many years to come."