This summer, intern Taylor Greene is working up a research storm for our EcoMyth-busting efforts. She’s reading and documenting everything she can get her hands on about regional environmental issues, reaching out to local businesses about reducing water usage, and even spearheading a creative marketing plan for EcoMyths on CafePress. We’re so grateful for her contributions to the team that we just had to take a moment to introduce this bright young woman to you.

Originally from Chicago, Taylor is currently working towards an Environmental Studies degree at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Though she originally envisioned herself pursuing a career in marine biology, an Intro to Environmental Studies class she took as a freshman got her hooked on eco-issues.

Taylor’s environmental philosophy revolves around the idea that we need to think about things differently—to identify and solve problems, as opposed to simply conserving what is. This commitment to finding solutions is best exemplified by her interest in working with solid waste programs. As Taylor says, it’s becoming increasingly important that we find “innovative ways to dispose of our trash. I definitely find [waste-related technology] interesting, which many people don’t. I always say, ‘you need somebody to care about it!'”

When she’s not busily digging up environmental factoids for EcoMyths, you can find Taylor skipping around town with her manual SLR camera, taking sweeping shots of the river and vivid close-ups of flowers.

For all this and more we think we’ve got a real eco-hero on our hands. Thank you, Taylor!

 

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