I am a junior majoring in environmental biology here at Colgate. I grew up outside of Philadelphia and went to the Adirondack State Park in New York every summer with my family. Growing up in these two places, I began to recognize the importance of living sustainably in preserving the beautiful landscapes I was exposed to. As a member of Colgate’s Outdoor Education program, I have learned to help others and myself recognize and appreciate the beauty of being outside.
To me, sustainability is the awareness of the impact one’s lifestyle has on the surroundings and the methods and motivation to lessen that impact to maintain environmental health. The Green Raider program allows me to reach many niches of the Colgate community to promote the importance of preserving the beauty that surrounds us.