MY GENERATION: Megan on Australian eco-awareness

Where did you study abroad, live, or have lived that you would like to share for the Sustainability Project?

“Sydney, Australia”

What was the most exciting thing about Sydney, Australia?

“It is just a cool place to visit. A modern country with some different plants and animals than we have, beautiful beaches and a lot more sun than Seattle.”

Was there anything related to environmental awareness or sustainability worth sharing?

“All the toilets have the 2 flush options to reduce water use for non solid waste. Earth Hour was heavily advertised around the city prior to that day. The use of re-useable bags instead of plastic bags is very high compared to the US. There is lots of public transportation within in the city and to the surrounding suburbs.”

Is there one thing that you do in your daily life that can be attributed to sustainability?

“I take bags to the grocery store, recycle, carpool to class daily, eat a vegetarian diet which lowers my carbon footprint.”

Why do you think Sustainability or environmental awareness is so important to our generation?

“Sustainability is a very important concept for our generation and future generations. As the world population grows there is less land and resources available person. Figuring out ways to maintain what we have now or slow down the destruction process of the globe will benefit us in the future. We are the ones who will be engineering new ways to produce things.”

What degree, have you received or are currently seeking, or what field of work are you looking to jump into?

“I have a bachelors of science in Biology and am currently working on a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, to then work in the physical therapy/medical community.”

If you could travel to one place in the world where would it be, and why?

“I would like to visit the Andes and Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile because it looks beautiful in pictures.”

If you could be one animal in the world what would it be?

“I would be a sea turtle.”


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