My family, they play this huge role in my life they are literally in my life everyday and even though I don't see all of them everyday they all pop into my head and I remember what they have taught me. I am the youngest out of my three siblings and so being the youngest you get picked on alot and you get into fights, those fights and arguments have taught me a lot and at that moment I would never see it as a lesson, but overall it has taught me how to stick up for myself because not everyone is going to be nice and they taught me that I have a voice and it’s okay to be different. My mom and dad they have disciplined me to show me that I can’t do whatever I want. It’s just my parents and I in our small little apartment because my sister went to college and my oldest brother moved out to live on his own and my other brother went into the army. Even if I can’t see all of them everyday like I do my parents, they are still a part of me and my parents, they have focused on me and we have gotten closer especially after what has happened.
The environment where i was raised was well stable and respected. My home was always clean. Everybody in the house did something to keep it clean. My family would always teach me to do stuff around the house.
My family has been nothing but supportive, loving, and caring. They taught me the value of love from a young age. My parents taught me right from wrong, and my sister taught me to hold my temper. These three people are my mentors, my family, and my best friends.
Freshman year of high school I joined the Environmental Club. It started out with just five members who would do the school's recycling. With over 2,500 student and faculty members at my school, it was like doing the recycling for a small community. While recycling is great, our club wanted to make a larger impact in our town. We have since started volunteering at the local watershed to educate kids on important environmental issues, created no-idling campaigns, hosted multiple environmentally friendly concerts, and are working on getting solar panels put on the schools in our district. The Environmental Club now has over 25 active members. Through the growth of Environmental Club, I realized many students are interested in protecting our environment,
My initial Ecological Footprint done on May 25,2016 If everyone on the planet lived like me we would need 5.7 Earths to provide enough resources. It takes 25.4 acres ignorer to support my lifestyle. In order to drop my footprint by 0.4 I decided to only eat meat once a week and also to recycle daily items that I use for example water bottles and other plastics I also plan to car pool or maybe even walk to places when I can the following places I would most likely car pool or walk to would be library, gacory store, family events, park, and also the gym all these places are pretty close to me living in the Macedonia community.
I wake up something is different in the environment. I hear a lot of sounds; it comes out of the room where I am. It´s different sound from everything I heard before. I´m continue walking outside the room, immediately I see a strange artifact, which I have never seen before. I´m looking it so excited, because it´s capable to produce sounds and colors by itself, also there is wonderful women there. It is too thin to contain a woman inside; perhaps they shrouded her.
Despite the love and support of my family, I did succumb to making poor choices. I started hanging with the wrong group of friends, caring less about school, doing things the Lizmery now wouldn’t do. My perspective changed when I entered high school. I noticed how much of a rebel I had been with my family. I understood then, all the things that my mother had done and sacrificed to give my sister and me the world. I saw my sister earn her master's degree and buy a house. As the youngest, I had great role models in front of me. I knew that what I did in the next four years had to be drastic. I had to step outside of my comfort zone, leave the negative friends behind, and take my education
Over the years my neighborhood, family, and environment has shaped me to become the person I am today. It’s been a rough ride here and there, but the view is great and I am ecstatic and ready for the adventures that will cross my path.
Growing up with a wonderful family to support me and have my back in everything I do, has made me become the person that I am today. I have two brothers; one of whom is my twin. Having someone to share your life with you while growing up is truly something unique and special. Going to a new school or trying to make new friends can be really tough, but when you have someone that is always by your side, it makes it easier. My brother and I have done everything together, which has shaped me to be the person that I am today.
The most influential experience was my father’s guidance, which enlightened me about the environment I live in. Environmental stewardship and caring for others were his lessons. To solidify my moral compass, my dad created educational family vacations. We traveled scenic drives such as the Mountain Gateway, visited national parks such as Mount Rushmore and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, explored bodies of waters such as the Illinois River and Texoma, discovered forests such as Quachita and Shasta Redwoods, climbed mountains such as the Arbuckle and Poplar Point, enjoyed the sweet smells of botanical gardens such as the Myriad and Tulsa Botanic, investigated places such as the caves of Missouri and the White Sands of Oklahoma. Each trip was an exposition on why a healthy environment directly relates to our health and well-being. All my experiences have been idiosyncratic culminations leading to a passion for environmental justice action.
My family were the ones that built me up. My parents got a divorce in 2014, the summer after 8th grade year. I am the daughter of a loving mother, father, and stepmother. My older brother, Tyler, moved out as soon as he graduated high school in 2014. He and I were very close but when given the opportunity to leave, he took it so I had to learn to how to be adaptable. All these things have taught me that change it good. Change shouldn’t be scary and going through it as many time as I’ve, it gets easier every time. My parents divorce took a cliché toll on me, especially going
From the beginning of my college career at NWACC, I knew I wanted to pursue a sustainability minor when I transferred to the University of Arkansas. At that time in my life, I did not really know what sustainability was or how it related to the workforce. I just knew it was a buzz word that would hopefully propel my resume to potential employers to the top of their list of candidates. My thoughts of sustainability were self-promoting, selfish, and a means to an end. Consequently, my focus was on economic gain with no regard for social or environmental impact. That line of thinking was exactly the opposite of what sustainability is and stands for.
For six years I have battled an ongoing illness. It has affected every aspect of my life. At the roughest times I have had to leave traditional school and attend virtual school or do my classwork in the hospital or at doctor offices. It took a toll on my GPA, my social life, and how I had previously led my life. I could no longer play lacrosse or softball. My family dynamic changed and revolved around doctor appointments, hospitals, testing, treatments, and medications. I had a choice to make give up or overcome.
My family is always there for me. My mom and dad support me so much. You would think that if one of your parents owned a business he would want you to work there, but my dad is the complete opposite. Yes I work there, but when I’m out of high school he wants me to go to college and do what I’m passionate for. My dad's business is a family business, so it has been passed down to him. My mom is just the best you could ever want. She keeps me organized and has lead me to be a good kid. She was always pushed me to be the best I can. I would be so different if my mom would have not kept me in line. My sister is sometimes supportive, but like most siblings she is most of the times not my favorite. My sister is very good at basketball so I try to support her the best I can with her when it comes to sports. We are very close to both of our grandparents and our cousins around us. My cousin lives about five minutes from me as well as my mom's parents. My dad's parents live about two minutes away from us. Every holiday we and my cousin's family are always up at my dad's parents house. My cousin's mom and my dad are brother and sister. I always have a great time with my