Becca has these excerpts to share from an interview she conducted with a fellow Princeton undergrad:
Hmmm, are we trying to go backwards? Or are we trying to stay where we
are now and move forward? I think it’s impossible to see that and I’m
very small comparatively. When I, you know, turn off the lights, I
can’t see how that prevents something else from happening. I think the
goal should be stop more damage from happening. I think it’s
impossible to assume that we can reverse things. Even if we’re trying
to prevent damage, there are obviously things that are going to create
damage. It’s almost like peddling without damage, what’s the phrase?
It’s like we’re doing all this work to stay in the same place.
There has definitely been a push to make buildings more
sustainable. I took a class on greening Colombia actually. One thing
is that in the 19 years of my life, technology has changed drastically
which makes a huge difference. I mean, all these things were gradual,
but in my kindergarten class, were there recycling bins? I’m not sure.
Were they used all the time? I’m not sure. Were there plastic bottle
recycling bins? I don’t think so. But these things make a difference.
But it’s not anything that’s soooo drastic.