My love for the outdoors and the environment has led me to pursue work in organizations dedicated to environmental activism. I recently participated in the World Wildlife Fund International’s Explore Youth Volunteer Programme in Midongy- Atsimo, Madagascar (August 2011- December 2011).
While in the field, I worked with the local community based natural resource management group toward protection, conservation and restoration of forest corridors. I worked to strengthen the effectiveness of communal goals through environmental education, enhanced agricultural techniques (i.e. vegetable gardening), and healthy livelihood alternatives. I lived within a remote village community where translators interpreted French to the local language of Malagasy in order to communicate with the locals.
After participating in this experience, I am motivated to obtain a master's degree in natural resource environmental studies and would like to focus my research on gender equality in community based natural resource management groups in rural communities. I have recently relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia where I will apply for entrance for graduate studies at several surrounding universities.
University supporters and mascots celebrate CU Advocacy Day
CU graduate programs earn high marks in national report
One UCCS graduate program earned national recognition in the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools published by U.S. News & World Report and a total of 28 programs at the four CU campuses are included in the annual guide.
From roofing to flooring, “eco-friendly” materials and devices can help you save money when you’re maintaining, repairing or improving your home. Even better, they help save the environment. Join the Green Revolution and consider these simple ways to conserve energy and other natural resources.
Use impact-resistant roof shingles made from asphalt, metal or simulated tile. They deflect hail, wind and fire better than asphalt and keep roofing material out of landfills.
Replace appliances more than ten years old with energy-efficient models, which could save you hundreds of dollars a year according to the EPA.
Install low-flow shower heads and toilets to conserve water.
Exchange your most-used lighting fixtures for Energy Star models to help reduce greenhouse gasses.
Switch to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, which can save more than $30 in electricity costs compared to an ordinary incandescent bulb.
Substitute recycled plastic lumber for concrete, work and metal in decks, fences, swing sets and landscaping.
Choose renewable flooring materials when you build or redecorate, such as bamboo, cork, reclaimed glass and salvaged wood.
Lay carpeting made from natural, organic or fair-trade fibers that are friendly to the environment and hypoallergenic.