Jun 23, 2021 8:04 PM
Who Did You Interview?
- A friend (#1)
Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses
- High school student
- From a relatively small city, moved to a bigger city by himself for high school
- Usually very aware of societal issues
Key Findings from the Interview
- He values sustainability because the lack thereof results in challenges in terms of our life quality.
- One thing he said that stood out to me was that he did not care whether he would face any short term consequences of environmental harm or not—sustainability was still important to him.
- However, he described his contributions to the environment as "a bare minimum." Although he does his best to avoid harming the environment, he does not make major changes to his lifestyle such as following a vegan diet or advocating.
- He believes that change requires a collective, long term effort, yet people tend to be self-centered "by relying on the statistical fact that their devotion in itself is insignificant and have a hard time seeing themselves a part of a change-maker, progressive community."
- Even though he has reservations about the motivation of the masses in order to create positive impact, he describes effort on an individual level as "not only possible, but mandatory to achieve greater sustainability."