Elizabeth worked in Kansas State University's sustainability internship program as well from September 2010 to March 2011, researching sustainability programs in higher education institutions, synthesizing data into summaries and reports, and gathering data for Kansas State University's greenhouse gas inventory.
"I spent a semester and a half analyzing my university’s sustainability level and finding ways to grade and aid its progress to a more sustainable future," Elizabeth wrote to us. "I was enrolled in an independent study analyzing the past, present and future developments of an informal settlement, Kibera, in Nairobi, Kenya. During the Fall 2010 semester, I proposed a qualitative study exploring the water supply system and how it affects the quality of life of residents living in Kibera. I am really interested in innovative ways that encourage water reuse and conservation."
Convinced that traditional schooling can't teach her all things, Elizabeth sought actual work experience. In her time at Better Farm, she'll be continuing her studies with water systems by helping to initiate water catchment and irrigation systems at the Farm, as well as working with various organic and permaculture gardening methods, green building, local food distribution, and much much more.
To learn more about Better Farm's sustainability internship program, click here.