A Big Thanks!
As SEED’s first semester comes to a close, I’d like to dedicate this entry to some special people that helped make our semester successful. Sustainability is a team effort, so we would like to highlight the contributions of our very first volunteer and intern who finished up their time with SEED last week.
Ashley Sapp, a senior Environmental Sciences major, interned with SEED for 100 hours this semester. She worked on two separate projects. The first project was creating a UT Green Guide. The goal of the project was to make a PDF guide to be uploaded to the Rocket Launch, Rocket Transition, Residence Life, and SEED webpage. The guide helps students find ways to be more sustainable on campus.
Ashley Sapp also worked with SEED on another project, a comprehensive light audit of all three UT campuses and outbuildings. To do a light audit, we had to go to every room on campus that has a light and measure the brightness of the light and inventory the type of lights. This project was a big undertaking and has been underway since June. We hope to finish by the end of January. But we would never have gotten as far as we have without the help of Ashley and our first SEED volunteer, Nathan Diemler, a sophomore Chemistry major. Nathan volunteered 30 hours in November and December on the light audit.
In Ashley’s final internship paper she wrote, “Both of these experiences have helped me with my communication skills, the ability to follow a deadline, educated me about the environmental aspects available on campus, and taught me about the different side of environmental science that is out in the job world.” We want to thank Ashley and Nathan for their time and hope they gained valuable experiences from their time with SEED. We look forward to working with our interns next semester and hope other students volunteer! If you are interested in volunteering or interning with the SEED Initiative, email email@example.com.
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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