Marie Abrams, North Carolina, USA

Virginia Tech Leadership in Global Sustainability

“I am humbled by Rajesh’s faith that what should be will be.
I am inspired by his commitment to taking care of the environment and my resolve to do the same is strengthened by his example.
He says that we must all do our part. At first I interpreted this statement to mean that we must all make the simple changes required to improve the environment—use fewer single use plastics, choose more clean or shared transportation modes, reduce waste, clean up after ourselves. Now I view his comment differently. We—people, industry, governments—have varying capacities, levels of commitment, and moral obligations to protect the environment. Our parts in protecting our environment are not equal. Those of us who can do more, must.”.