I got involved with Solar Decathlon because I want to see Buffalo become greener. I have always been a strong proponent of efforts to become more energy efficient because I believe it is a creative and technical challenge to modify our lifestyles in an earth-friendly way. Even though I am studying an unrelated field, I saw this project as my opportunity to take part in these efforts.
My role as the primary student contact allows me to share my enthusiasm for the GRoW home with the wide array of people who want to help us complete it. I organize the events on campus in order to not only get interested students involved in the project, but also to inform them about GRoW Buffalo’s purpose and worth in our community.
To me, GRoW Buffalo is also about Buffalo’s revitalization. My dad grew up in the declining city, but I am fortunate enough to watch it grow. This home will be a part of the developing green community that is helping to make our city great again.