First Advisor

Pamela Martin


As the global population continues to grow, so does the dependency and need for energy. For decades, the solution to satisfy the world's demand has been the use of cheap, abundant, and inefficient sources such as coal and oil, but these sources are contributing to massive amounts of environmental degradation and the emission of greenhouse gases. The Galapagos Islands have pledged to do away with fossil fuels in an innovative "Zero Fuels Initiative" in order to help combat environmental damage to its own pristine habitats that make Galapagos one of the most sought out destinations in the world for scientific research and eco-tourism. This paper serves as a summary of the initiative as well as other projects that by 2020 will reduce the use of unsustainable energy in boats, cars, and generators and replace them with sustainable means such as wind turbines, solar panels, and bio-fuel, making Galapagos a completely sustainable archipelago.



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