Kimberly is currently a junior at Agnes Scott College and will be graduating in May 2012 with a degree in Sociology/Anthropology with an Environmental & Sustainability Studies minor. She is looking to work in the environmental field, whether that is in the non-profit, government, or another aspect of bettering our world through education, policy, and management. Through her work in the Agnes Scott Office of Sustainability, she has had many opportunities that have helped her realize the importance of living a more sustainable life. Through the education of the campus community through the student run group, Environmental Residents, presenting at a national conference about our water audit and the importance of conserving water, and the many internships, Kimberly has found that working to change peoples’ behaviors is one of the most important aspects of working in this field. She believes t hat to reach someone at a level where they begin to care for more than what will affect them in the immediate future is something we should all be striving for in our lives.
Habitat Preservation in Agnes Scott’s Urban Forest: Arboretum Guide
Agnes Scott strives to sustainably maintain its campus landscape, while contributing to the urban forest that surrounds Atlanta, making us part of the region’s carbon sequestration value as well as part of local habitat protection efforts. The college plans to document and interpret its tree canopy in order both to better protect this resource and to interpret its importance. Completing an Arboretum Guide will educate the wider community about the many assets that