Day Before Departure To India

Day Before Departure To India

In roughly 24 hours we will be heading up to the JFK International Airport in New York City to board our flight to India. Five of us are travelling up, with minimal baggage, in a Subaru Forester and meeting our sixth team member at the airport. The goal of our trip will be to assess the environment for implementation of an array of solar panels that will power a water pump, supplying clean water to a local school. In our group meeting today, we are outlining the last details of our trip such as:

  • Gather all sensors and designate who is responsible for bringing them.
    • Ben
  • Who is bringing a camera?
    • Me
  • Who is bringing computer?
    • Me, Ben, John
  • Print out all material we plan on bringing
    • Flight Information & Tickets
    • Itinerary Info
    • Addresses and Emergency Contacts
    • Hotel Information
    • Parking passes
    • Visas
    • Cultural Awareness Documents
  • Call Daxa, Reena, Dr Mehta, Dr Steve, and consulate and tell them we are coming/going.
  • Review Health and Safety Plan with team.
  • Review Itinerary
  • Gather a 100′ tape measure.
  • Distribute packing list for members to check all items are packed.
    • Writing utensils
    • Phone charger
    • Phone
    • First-Aid Kit
    • Single-use eating utensils
    • Single-use cups
    • Toilet Paper
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Mosquito repellant
    • Laptop charger
    • Laptop
    • Shoes, preferably sneakers or sandals.
    • Wicking Shirt
    • T-shirt
    • Underwear
    • Socks (If needed)
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Personal Medication
      • Malaria
      • Allergy
    • Pair of pants
    • Pair of shorts
    • Prescription glasses
    • Small snack food
    • Camera
    • Kindle/Fire/Tablet
    • Notebook
    • Hammock
  • Call/message AirBnB and confirm depature
  • Complete the Smart Traveler Enrollment Plan.
  • Double check travel bans, safe zones


Once we complete all these steps, which will be sooner than we can even imagine, we will be on our way to India, helping the world become a more sustainable place for life.

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