Julie is a sophomore Environmental Science major who will be facilitating a section of the Eco-Rep Program in Central. She got interested in sustainability through a literal obsession with recycling ever since she was very young. Says Julie, “If I were at a friend’s house and their family didn’t recycle, it would bother me so much that I would secretly steal all of the empty plastic bottles and soda cans that I could find and bring them home with me to recycle”. Looking back, she remembers thinking it was a little crazy, but the more she learned about the importance of sustainability in all areas of life, the more desperately she wanted to be part of the movement.
In terms of sustainability for the future, Julie hopes to see more stricter environmental policies and standards implemented by the federal government, zero dependence on dirty fuels (coal, oil, gas, etc), and for more people who realize how beautiful the planet is and why it is critical for us to all work together in preserving it. Before Eco-Rep, Julie was a voracious meat eater, but is now a vegetarian! Her favorite musicians are The Beatles, Dave Matthews Band, and Coldplay.