The first meeting after the exchange was on the 27th september 2019, a little over a month after we landed back in Germany.
We talked about our final impressions of the Dominican Republic, which were mostly positive, and the changes we noticed as we were back in our homeland, such as the way more organized traffic.
We also filled out a form on our knowledge about the environmental change in order to compare it to the one we filled out in the very beginning of our journey, on our first meeting, and to see how our knowledge has changed through the exchange and how it will change in the future.
After that, Anne gave us a piece of paper on which we had to write down what specifically we want to change in the time period between this, and the next get-together. It is easier for you to remember written down things and you actually try to do them if you can see them. The concept is kinda like your resolutions for the new year.
The biggest part of this meeting took up the pre-planning of an event to inform people on how they could change their life-style to decrease their environmental footprint nad also fun activities which include upcycling and other things. We formed teams which are each responsible for organizing an aspect, and also collected our very first ideas for the day.
Of course was the meeting accompanied by cookies, a lots of photos, and fun films from our exchange.