I am an Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources major from Texas Tech Univeristy, and I’m volunteering at the recycling centers to pay for my conference entrance fee. It’s exciting to see so many people actually concerned about getting their waste into the proper bin. In my home town of Lubbock, Texas, most people don’t even know what Type 1 or Type 2 recyclables means. I love being at this convention where I am seeing and meeting people who care about the environment and want to create a more sustainable world. It gives me hope that we will be able to “save the world” from going down the path we’ve been going towards since the Industrial Revolution. Even though I am no engineer or architect, I love being able to see what these fields are doing to help preserve the environment and am so excited to be introduced to it!