SDSU Climate Change Walkout 9.20.19

As a millennial in today’s society, I think it's safe to say I am privileged in ways generations before me never were. I have access to endless information and technology, which has such a large impact on my knowledge as an individual. Although I am eternally grateful for this luxury, I don’t think I’ve ever used those tools to my advantage when it comes to controversial and extreme topics, such as climate change. It was not until recently that a few friends of mine invited me to a Climate Change Walk-out that took place at a college campus here in San Diego. The energy and community I witnessed during this rally was amazing, everyone from various aspects of culture, society, and age showed up to talk about this issue. It really inspired me to investigate my own part in this plan towards a more sustainable future. I then realized shortly after starting this research that I was contributing to SO MUCH WASTE AND IGNORANCE. No one likes to confront and acknowledge their own involvement in such a tragic epidemic, but sometimes reality has to slap you in the face before you can move forward. This was definitely a wake up call for me, and hopefully was for others. As I begin to notice my own behavior and change how I live, I hope to inspire others as I was inspired by this event. I can’t help but be thankful to live in a time where people can communicate these issues in a peaceful and significant way.