Bright lights shine on in India

It’s now the end of week 1 of our two-week program. Wow, it’s been a big week, not just here in India, but also back home in South Australia. There is some irony in the fact that I’m sitting here in Lucknow working to get solar lights to the market stall owners and slum communities […]

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Lucknow – street traders and Pollinators

Hi, I’m James McCafferty (below, center), a senior quantity surveyor. Originally from Ireland, I transferred from AECOM’s London office in 2015 to my new home in Wellington, New Zealand. I came across Pollinate Energy when Vikki, our project administrator, asked me if I had seen the poster on the noticeboard in the office. It was, […]

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Warm welcomes and traffic chaos!

Hi, I’m Ly Galanos, a senior transport and traffic engineer from Adelaide (that’s me below in the middle!), and I’m here in Lucknow, India, helping Pollinate Energy expand into its fourth city with my AECOM colleagues, James McCafferty and Jeremy Hart. If you haven’t heard about Pollinate Energy from participants in previous years, then you’ve […]

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Kicking it in Kolkata

Hi, I’m Juli Anderson, principal creative based in AECOM’s Sydney office. While Colette and Beth have been working hard in Hyderabad for this year’s Pollinate Energy Young Professionals Program, I’ve been stationed in Kolkata. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was […]

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Leading lights leaving a warm glow

Namaskaram, from the Pollinate Energy Hive in Hyderabad, India! I’m Beth Scott (above, second from right), a graduate energy engineer from AECOM’s Auckland office taking part in Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program. Follow my adventures and those of my colleagues Colette Hayes and Juli Anderson as we spend the next few weeks working to bring […]

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Making a positive impact in India

I’m Colette Hayes, a planner at AECOM from North Queensland in Australia. I’m fortunate to be participating in Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program alongside my colleagues, Beth Scott and Juli Anderson, in India. Follow our journey over the next few weeks as we partner with this powerhouse not-for-profit social business, working within the slums of Hyderabad […]

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Lighting up lives in India

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to live in and experience several societies that are different from my own. Through this, I’ve learned that we are all the same — waking up every day to go to school and work, so that we can be part of a bigger change, or at least part […]

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