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GRADUATING…NOW WHAT?

2012 May 15

graduationIts spring and graduation is just around the corner.
High school juniors and seniors are probably being asked all sorts of questions, like:

Where are you planning on going to college?
What are you majoring in?
What do you want to do?

However, you may be freaking out at the thought of having a stranger for a roommate or about living 100 miles from home. You’re also starting over in college with new clubs, interests and experiences, and you don’t know where to begin. There’s no time to think about what you may be interested in majoring in yet.

What if you could bring your passion for the environment with you and expand it in college?

The EPA’s OnCampus ecoAmbassadors program could be what you’re looking for. You can help implement projects from EPA programs to green your campus, promote environmental awareness and find resources to learn about EPA related careers.

Want to know how to start? Check out EPA’s You Tube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAx6CzUx8Vc&feature=plcp&context=C4e6434dVDvjVQa1PpcFPdEiR2XqqsvQ-y5cmqldEtmAnKSHxtQRk%3D

Yvonne Gonzalez is a SCEP intern with the Air and Radiation Division in Region 5. She is currently pursuing a dual graduate degree at DePaul University.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. M. Downs permalink
    May 17, 2013

    I would so love when to be an ecoAmbassador for the EPA’s OnCampus ecoAmbassador program when I attend college next year! I think that this program is a really good way to make individuals become more environmentally aware of the impact they have on the Earth by their lifestyle. College students are known for their passionate campaigning and changing their generations’ way of thinking. For example, at Louisiana State University there is a Free Speech Alley outside of the Student Union. Here, various groups of college students have free reign to voice their opinion about any matter to try to make a difference in their community. I want to be able to say that I have left a mark in this world in some way, shape, or form. I believe that this program would allow me to do this. As the motto of my Environmental Science class (and the theme of the Dr. Suess’ The Lorax) states, “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” I believe that any step, no matter how small, can spark something in someone to follow. I am going to share this project with my friends, especially my classmate Paris who believes she wants to study something involving environmental science in college. The 25 different projects and activities listed in the program seem really interesting and viable to college students lives. I am really in love with the way that the program is organized and the fact that it has a variety of options that would reach a variety of personalities. Ok, so I’m off to share this information(:

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