This is an interesting question not only because of my involvement with this outreach program, but also because within the last two quarters I have made some decisions about my future that deal with sustainability.
Earlier this year, I decided that after school I want to continue my education in landscape architecture. With an undergraduate in biochemistry I think the likely use of my degree will be to get into green design. Not only does it seem like a logical application of my knowledge, but also I really feel like sustainable and responsible design is a meaningful choice to make.
After making the decision to continue on this path, I came upon the sustainability outreach program. I realized that though I agreed with the ideas of sustainability I really didn’t know a whole lot about it.
I would say that what the outreach program does is help on two main levels. Obviously there is the direct impact that the projects that the school makes. However, I feel that another very meaningful result is the awareness it bring to others and the new generation of leaders it helps to forge.
This project has allowed me to see another side of sustainability. I think that beyond the physical actions one takes, the community aspect of sustainability plays just as important of the role.