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.
10/13/2014 02:16:23 am
I hope that these three exemplary students become active in local politics later in their lives. Their intelligence and regard for our planet's and communities' sustainability is vital to our survival.
10/13/2014 08:35:46 am
I'm on Bloomfield Town Council and am trying to get the East Coast Greenway through Bloomfield to Bushnell Park then to the river and across.
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