Meerkat Planet is an iniciative born in Berlin, Germany, to raise awareness on environmental issues. Our aim is to offer visitors fun and practical information on themes such as sustainability, climate change, local resiliency and other environmental topics.
We do this through an array of different projects such as sustainability seminars, online videos and awareness-raising trips. Our first big project, 3000REASONS, is a 3000km bycicle expedition across Europe aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of sustainable transport and a healthy lifestyle.
About the founder
Santiago Tascon was born in Spain and raised in Canada. He started his professional career as an international trade consultant working for the Spanish Embassy in foreign posts, but quickly realized his true passion lay on environmental issues and went back to university to study a M.Sc. Natural Resource Management in Berlin.
Since then, he has collaborated with the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC-Berlin) and worked as an eco-tourism mountain guide. He occasionally gives seminars on sustainable resource management, as was the case in his TEDx Talk in Madrid (Torrelodones) in 2015.
In 2016 he founded Meerkat Planet as a platform to share stories that will help raise awareness on important environmental issues.
The limits of our planet - Santiago Tascon - TEDxTorrelodones
For English subtitles:
1. Click on Subtitles -> Spanish (Spain)
2. Click on Subtitles -> Auto-translate -> English
We find there are two types of reactions when it comes to facing environmental difficulties.
a) The "bury-your-head-in-the-sand" reaction, a.k.a. the OSTRICH, where one simply decides to ignore the reality of environmental issues, remain inactive and hope for the best!
b) The "hop-on-a-friggin'-big-rock-and-get-your-head-up" reaction, a.k.a. the MEERKAT, where one avidly and actively looks for alternative solutions when faced with environmental issues.
We, of course, much prefer the MEERKAT reaction, and have named this website accordingly. Which one are you?