Helen Storrow Seminar: Sunday
Sunday began with most of the seminar participants on site, including a Danish participant who travelled by train for 24 hours, enduring nine train changes and an unscheduled taxi ride!
Participants took part in a research project on the role of the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and looked at particular areas of the UNEP's work. They were asked to prepare a one page document to be presented to the other partipants later in the week.
In the afternoon, the participants and planning team hiked to the spectacular Engstligen Falls. They were challenged to look at the positive and negative issues affecting the environment in Adelboden and the surrounding area. They took photos and will share their collages with the other participants.
The opening ceremony began with an official welcome and a recognition of the unusual situation regarding transport difficulties for many participants. Flags were displayed signifying all the nationalities represented at Our Chalet at the moment. The participants were split into patrol and asked to come up with a name based on the elements of fire, water, air and earth. The ceremony was concluded in an informal way with a climate change game first developed by WAGGGS' COP15 delegates.