Trinity College professors (and Bike Walk CT members) Johannes Evelein and Dario del Puppo are teaching a freshman seminar on Sustainability, Cycling and the City of Hartford. Three of those students are working on a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) project with Bike Walk CT. Meet Lucian, Georgia and Elizabeth.
My name is Lucian Cascino and I am from Jamaica Plain, MA. I am taking the Cycling and Sustainability course to gain a better understanding how I personally can help create change to promote more sustainable living. Living in the city of Boston I often would prefer to bike places rather than drive. It was simply more efficient. From there I grew to appreciate cycling as a form of transportation. As I gained a better understanding of these issues it became clear that there was a need for improved infrastructure to support cycling and sustainability.
Hello everyone! My name is Georgia Mergner and I am a freshman attending Trinity College. I am from Caldwell, New Jersey, where I attended James Caldwell High School. During my time there I competed as a varsity athlete in soccer, lacrosse, and swimming, and also was a very active member in my community and my parish. When I knew I had the ability to take Cycling, Sustainability and the City of Hartford as a class, I couldn’t have been more thrilled to get involved. The need to increase biking and walking infrastructure into our communities for the sake of the environment as well as our health as a community is an issue that is very important to me, and by taking this course I hope to bring that issue to the attention of others. I am so excited to become a part of Bike Walk Connecticut!
My name is Elizabeth Searls and I'm from Wayzata, Minnesota. During my senior year in high school, I took an environmental science elective class because I thought it was a subject that everyone should be educated about. This class quickly became my favorite due to my incredibly passionate teacher and the richness of the content. I was stunned about how little I knew about the current status of our environment and past struggles we have gone through. Prior to this class I felt as if I had general knowledge about environmental science, but I learned I was incredibly wrong. This misconception made me even more intrigued to learn in depth about our environment and how we can improve the way we are living. So when I saw a seminar regarding these issues, I felt obligated to sign up for Cycling, Sustainability, and the city of Hartford. I left as if I would be able to share my knowledge from my elective class with my peers and learn more about environmental science in a concentrated area, such as Hartford.
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