Making a Difference

Until I walked into this class on the first day, I had no idea what Wicked Problems was going to be about. After the first class I had realized just how sadly uneducated I was about the topic. As the class further progressed, I started thinking more and more about what I could do to do my part. I have always been so selfish to think that as long as other people help out then I don’t need to, but at this point the only way we can see progress is if it’s all hands on deck.  The class I was so unsure about at the beginning actually turned into my favorite class of the semester.

This class was very informative and interesting. Before Wicked Problems I always knew the issue of pollution and deforestation were a real life problem, but this class opened my eyes to the fact that the only way to help the earth at this point is to make a big and dramatic plan of action now. If we don’t do it sooner than later, the harm we have caused this earth will be irreversible and we will have no chance of saving this planet. Almost every action a person takes during the day effects the planet in some way or another. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, each decision we make plays a role on this planet. I never thought about how the decisions I make now can affect the future generations, so learning about it all has really opened my eyes.

After taking this class I am very interested in taking more classes in the future, and it has even made me consider getting a minor in sustainability if that ends up becoming an option in the future. I think it is very important for every major to take at least one class about sustainability because many people on college campuses are unaware and uneducated about the topic. To make a difference more people need to become educated and informed about the environment and we can make a change by adding it on college campuses. I think that as important as it is to add it to a college campus, they even need to begin teaching and educating children all throughout their schooling. The younger the students are when they first learn, the more likely they are to take a stand and make a difference. Becoming educated about this topic could end up being the biggest solution to this wicked problem.

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