My Generation: Kyle Roams Rome

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Kyle, tell us where did you study abroad?

I studied abroad in Rome, Italy winter quarter of last year and found some differences in this city’s layout that may be interesting to talk about in terms of sustainability.

What do you think was the most exciting thing about Rome and Italy?

I would say the most exciting part of this city was its rich history and the astounding number and diversity of preserved monuments and artifacts that can be seen ranging from thousands of years ago to modern day.

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

I would say the most notable environmentally positive establishment in this city was its extensive public transportation system as well as the numerous smaller smart cars in use.

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

I personally try to use public transportation and walk as much as possible, I make a point of recycling when possible, and I try to limit my use of plastics like grocery bags and plastic water bottles.

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

I believe both sustainability and environmental awareness are important issues to address because current habits of overconsumption in this country and the world are leading the earth down a path which will jeopardize future generations’ opportunity to live a sanitary and healthy life and enjoy the awesome wonders of our natural environment.

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

I am currently majoring in Community, Environment, and Planning and intend on potentially pursuing a career in sustainable development or sustainable business consulting.

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

I would like to travel to Australia because I’ve heard it is an amazing place to explore for those interested in the outdoors.

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

I’d be a tiger.

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