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Allie is a 4th year majoring in Environmental Policy and minoring in Economics. 

Q: Why are you passionate about sustainability?

I’m passionate about sustainability because I truly think it’s the most important issue facing our generation today. People get caught up in the problems that are directly affecting them right now, but I think it’s important to look at the bigger picture and realize that our future is dictated by how our will continue to Earth function. If we pollute all of our clean air and water, and run out of arable land and resources, we’re going to look back and wonder why we didn’t act sooner.

Q: Do you have any habits that promote sustainability?

I recently became a pescatarian due to the extremely negative consequences that eating meat has on the environment! I also like to reuse or repurpose as many things as possible– I’ve actually started collecting and fixing up old furniture that people were throwing away!