Inspiring a Sustainable Generation

April 9, 2018 - Rachel Whitt

Natasha Pineda embodies all the good things expected from an upcoming generation of millennials.

The environmental communications student strolled up wearing lavender leggings and sporting mirrored pink sunglasses, with her lovable Rottweiler/Australian Shepherd mix bouncing at her side.

When she ditched her denim jacket because of the late March sun, the flower and vine tattoos on her upper arms mirrored her spoken thoughts about growing a greener environment and creating a more sustainable culture.

The vibrant senior is one of several students presenting their capstone projects at the upcoming Sustainability Expo on Thursday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Cornell Mall. Presenting the projects is the culmination of the students’ Sustainability Studies Minor and is required as part of the degree. It’s the tenth year of the student-organized event, celebrated annually during Earth Week. The expo focuses on empowering the community to incorporate more sustainability into their lives. Campus and community groups come together to showcase ongoing initiatives, including local farmers and producers.

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