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A Journey That Creates Aware Environmental Stewards


Students recount the journey with “Carbon Reduction Challenge” and other such programmes that highlight the importance of sustainable and responsible living to secure a healthy and green future.

Dailycsr.com – 02 January 2018 – Ray C. Anderson Foundation brings the story of an individual who has undertaken an awareness journey and come close to the environment and has learnt its importance.
Elizabeth Jang is a student at Georgia Tech who writes about her experience with “various programs” like “Carbon Reduction Challenge” that has contributed towards increasing her environmental love, whereby she recounts that several “experiences” have “deepened” her capacity of environmental appreciation and she has also become “more aware” towards the importance of environmental stewardship.
She said:
“For instance, I had the opportunity to study abroad at Georgia Tech’s Lorraine campus for my Spring 2016 semester. As I travelled on my own, I quickly discovered that I preferred exploring mountains to the city. Climbing high and seeing a new location from above, I gained a greater appreciation of a place”.
During these hikes, Jang felt responsible on performing her parts to preserve the “environment so that in the future” she could visit the “same places to rediscover their natural beauty”. Likewise, on a trip to Asia, Jang “felt the duty to live in a more environmentally-friendly way” as she had to put on a mask on her face to protect her lungs from air pollution thickened with smog.
She also added:
“Even after I went home and was able to live mask-free, I felt sad for the people who lived there since they weren’t able to breathe fresh air. I also hoped that America would never become so polluted that its citizens would need to wear masks”.
Furthermore, talking about a “recent inspiration” of her in her journey towards becoming more environmental friendly, Jang said:
“A final recent inspiration for my commitment to the environment has come from my sister who has decided to live a zero-waste life. I have been learning a great deal from her about how much trash one person generates in his or her lifetime, and how even a small act (such as not using straws) can impact the environment for the better”.