By Rebecca Canright
Evergreen allows for students to follow our individual learning interests, and strengthens our passion to help better the world. Our school’s education system makes space for students to forge their own learning paths, whether they decide to study abroad, engage in internships or independent learning contracts, or take a variety of stimulating on-campus academic programs. Evergreen professors are enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable in their fields of study, and help get students excited to learn. Also, the interdisciplinary nature of our coursework has helped me gain comprehension of how interconnected global issues are. I now see, for instance, that poverty and climate change are inextricably linked. I’ve learned that in order to adequately address climate change and the global overpopulation crisis, we must empower women in developing nations to become economically self-sufficient so that they’re able to take responsibility for their reproductive freedom, which is their basic right.
About the Author
I grew up on an organic farm, and thus have a deep love of Earth and all our fellow species. I hope to contribute to the collective ecological healing of our world by becoming an environmental activist, and am grateful to be deepening my involvement in local environmental advocacy efforts. I love the Evergreen community for being the radical, beautiful chaos of art and intellect and politics that it is. I am learning so much by being here. Realms of study: ecopsychology, environmental activism, & political studies