Getting to Know Your Sustainable Staff, Continued

Introducing:  Mariah Fuller, our social media intern!

1.) What is your role in GCSU’s sustainability efforts, and what brought you to it?

Currently my efforts are not only being sustainable myself, but helping others become sustainable. What I can do individually for the environment doubles just by reaching out to a friend and getting them involved as well. I came across the Sustainability Council kind of by accident while searching for a job, and now I get to be involved with helping the campus become more sustainable.

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2.) What does being sustainable mean to you? How do you incorporate this into your everyday life?

To me, being sustainable is trying to help our world not just now or in the next year, but decades from now. Being sustainable means doing your part and inspiring others to make this world a better place to live. Fortunately for me being a part of Sustainability Council makes it easier for me to be involved daily, and I’m able to use our social media platforms to help spread the message across campus about becoming more sustainable.

3.) What changes do you hope to see in sustainability efforts made on campus?

Hopefully in the near future we will see sustainability be something that you don’t even have to think about, you just do. I would love to see the sustainability efforts on campus be something that comes as naturally to us as brushing our teeth.

4.) If you could single-handedly correct any environmental issue in the world, which would you choose?

If I could correct any environmental issue in the world I would choose climate change. President Barack Obama recently said in a New York Times interview, “Translating concern into action is the challenge. Part of what makes climate change difficult is that it is not an instantaneous catastrophic event, it’s a slow-moving issue that, on a day-to-day basis, people don’t experience and don’t see.”

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