Greetings from Charlotte, NC! My family is taking a quick trip south of the Dixie line before school resumes and I could not be happier! After 9 weeks in the wilderness, I still would trade skyscrapers for trees any day. And surprisingly, Charlotte has both really close to one another. As the title suggests, today, my brother, Tim, and I went to a nature preserve. … Continue reading Tim and I went to the woods today
Hello internet! I return from 9 weeks of work at none other than Moose River Outpost. After spending so much time in the woods, observing and reflecting, I am somewhat unsettled by returning to society… This summer brought so much beauty, however, and although I could write essays on the experiences, lessons, challenges, and victories of the past two months, I rather just show you. … Continue reading Another amazing summer
One of the many perks of being at Cornell is all of the free subscriptions I have access to. I recently learned that WSJ is on the list of things I was unaware my heavy tuition covered, and ever since, I have been dousing myself in financial and economic news I would otherwise ignore. I have been a news junkie since high school however, learning … Continue reading Environmental Journalism is Falling Short
I think the title says enough. My dad came to visit this weekend and give me a break from exams, laundry, and the other elements of college life that will never be as good as spending time outside. Here are some photos of the trails and gorges of Buttermilk Falls that are worth stressing over protecting, as well as some shenanigans on the way. Continue reading Ithaca is Gorges
Confession: I have too many things. As much as I enjoy hiking, spending days being off “the grid,” and advocating for sustainable enterprise, I am as much of a material addict as any other American. I never really thought about how much I bought or owned. Growing up in America was always “thing” filled. When I earned good grades in elementary school I was rewarded … Continue reading What’s up with materialism?
This semester I am taking a class on why people care about the environment. People on all levels from the individual to social movements have tendencies to either destroy, dismiss, or support the environment. Our most recent reading is about the discrepancy in religious environmental values and pro-environmental behaviors. Basically, starting in the 1970s, many scholars hypothesized that western sentiment against environmental protection was rooted … Continue reading Reflections on some college reading
Hello world! For the past three days, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to fly down to Atlanta to visit my best friend, Lizzie. Adjusting to metropolitan life is normally a challenge for me, but Lizzie has been taking me around to a variety of interesting places. From Ponce City Market to the High Museum and right to Lizzie’s dorm at Emory … Continue reading Adventures in the ATL
Hi everyone! Happy New Year, and if you are in college, Spring Semester! These past few weeks have been absolutely crazy. Between spending break watching Black Mirror with my (amazing) brother, rushing sororities at Cornell, and going to my first set of classes, I have found myself in a whirlwind of deep thinking, new friends, and excitement for the future. Here in Ithaca, the weather … Continue reading Continuing Freshman Adventures!
Hi there! For the past week I have been in Finland, exploring nordic culture with my family. Our adventures included storming the Helsinki market square, taking day trips to the small town of Porvoo and country of Estonia, and playing around with local monuments. Although the freezing weather and five hours of daylight took a lot of getting used to, by the end of the … Continue reading Finland Adventures
Today I had the opportunity to attend Cornell’s Sustainability Leadership Summit. The event was hosted by and for the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee (PSCC), which exists as a “living laboratory” for on-campus sustainability solutions. The event was split into five segments: welcome remarks by Rick Burgess, a creative dialogue panel about sustainability, learning, and innovation on campus, various workshops (I attended one on integrating strategies … Continue reading Reflections on Cornell’s Sustainability Leadership Summit 2017