Intro to Sustainability: A Student Perspective

sustainability

Hello all! My name is MacKenzie (but you can call me Kenzie) and this semester I have the opportunity to participate in JCC’s carbon emission internship as the new intern! A little bit about myself: I am a dual environmental science and liberal arts and sciences: math and science major, and I am looking to transfer into Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science to finish a B.S. in animal science. Ultimately, I am looking to enter the College of Veterinary Medicine to pursue a career as a veterinary clinical pathologist. That mouthful basically means that I will be looking at cells and various microorganisms through a microscope all day! (I promise, it’s not as boring as it sounds.)

I am super excited to be participating in the carbon emission internship, complete with the amount of data collection and interpretation it entails. My true inspiration for this project sincerely stems from my major. Being deeply rooted within environmental science allows me to think of our planet on an ethical and moral basis. With that being said, I view our Earth in terms of “friend,” “faith,” and “hope.”

Calculating carbon emission allows us to monitor our effects on our planet’s health. By reducing our carbon emission campus-wide, we can prevent further harm. We need to change our actions so well put in the quote, “We as humans live on this Earth like we have another one to go to.” If we don’t monitor Earth’s health and actively try to treat her diagnosis, then we too will fall victim to her metathesis.

I invite you all to join me in my journey to preserve a friend, a faith, and the hope of a healthier environment through sustainability. So the question stands unanswered until now: Does it get any better? Saving the planet and earning college credit? The answer is that it absolutely does not.

Until next time!

About the author

Hello all! My name is MacKenzie (but you can call me Kenzie) and this semester I'm participating in JCC’s carbon emission internship! I am a dual environmental science and liberal arts and sciences: math and science major, and I want to pursue a career as a veterinary clinical pathologist. Being deeply rooted within environmental science allows me to think of our planet on an ethical and moral basis, and I view our Earth in terms of "friend," "faith," and "hope." If we don’t monitor Earth’s health and actively try to treat her diagnosis, then we too will fall victim to her metathesis. I invite you all to join me in my journey to preserve a friend, a faith, and the hope of a healthier environment through sustainability.