I believe that there is no tangible solution to the countless environmental dilemmas we face in this day and age, and this makes it all the more important that we maintain constant effort for a greener future. It seems that the concept of "sustainability" is commonly thought of as a goal, and the climate crisis a challenge for humanity to beat with ingenuity and technology. But I believe it is important to see sustainability as an ever-evolving, adaptive process incorporated into lifestyle. As a community of educated, energetic academics, we are the ones capable of actually influencing the lifestyle changes that need to happen to alter the course of the planet.
—Erika Longino (’16)