Advice from the Schneider Go Green Mentor of the Winning Team

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Daniel Garrido, general manager and building commercial director in Ecuador was the mentor for the winning team of Schneider Go Green 2020. Angie and Jorge of Team Groon worked with Daniel to ensure their project was aligned with the competition guidelines and they had the resources and mentorship they needed to perform their best on the day of the global finals. 

Being part of the Schneider Go Green 2020 competition as a mentor has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life, which fills me with honor, and pride. The technology and efficiency as the axis of a social initiative, generate a high impact on the community and rebuild neuralgic issues in the development of any economy. In the case of the last years edition, the community of Bojayá, in Chocó Colombia, a fighter and dreaming community, with great cultural richness and ancestral fishing trade.

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Angie and Jorge, global winners of Schneider Go Green 2020

Together with Angie and Jorge, we built a great team, which together with other teams both at the National University of Medellin, as well as within Schneider Electric, supported us to achieve this dream and finally consolidate a bold idea, friendly to the environment and completely sustainable, as well to be an initiative replicable in others regions of the world in order to demonstrate that access to energy in a sustainable way is possible.

Beyond just reliable access to renewable energy, Groon creates a positive sustainable impact on the local fishing industry by reducing its CO2 emissions by 4.3 tons and preserving the area’s cultural traditions.

Mentorship & Encouragement

I believed from the beginning in the potential of the project, and together with the valuable contribution of colleagues within the company, we had value inputs in order to consolidate the final submitted project, and in this way achieved for the first time in the history of Go Green to have to Colombia and South America at the top of mind of leaders, universities, and students.

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