My goal is to go to Guatemala this summer, brush up on my Spanish, and spend a few weeks teaching the local kids about living sustainably and taking care of their environment. So to answer the question quite bluntly, I am already planning on using my experience with the Sustainability Decathlon to help me teach more people about sustainability.
I will use my experience of mentoring as an example of my ability to mediate a group. I have been applying for many leadership positions and have been able to talk about the success of San Jose High School as an example of my role as a leader.
When I attended high school a mere two years ago, I don?t think we even had a green or environment club on campus at all. All I remember about the environment is telling my friends to recycle all their stuff leftover from lunch.
I have talked about the Sustainability Decathlon and the Sustainability Outreach class with a lot of my friends and they all thought it was an interesting project. I have shared with them some of my experiences, how I enjoy mentoring the high school students, and the importance of teaching others about sustainability.