Mountain View, CA
2023, Senior, Art
Climate Hero: Mahama Kappiah, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Our oceans are greatly impacted by human action. While most of these actions are detrimental, eroding away at the health of the sea, there are people who strive to make a positive difference. Mahama Kappiah is one who has devoted himself to the cause of renewable energy in West Africa through his initiative, the West African Power Pool. His achievements motivate me to take action on climate change, and I found an effective way to express this motivation in my piece. Through painting "Coupling Energy," I have been able to understand more clearly not only the immense challenge that heroes like Kappiah take on each day, but have also been inspired to assist with research on new energy efficient technologies that may help save our integral ocean environment.