Lundeen Cahilly

Who Did You Interview?

  • Friend
  • Stanford Summer Program HS Student

Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses

  • American living in Conneticut.
  • multi-generational American.
  • 17 years old.

Key Findings from the Interview

  1. What does sustainability mean to you?

It means designing a society where we don’t sacrifice immediate benefits for catastrophic losses in the future.

  1. How is energy misused or inefficiently used in your home country/state?

Of course, as a consumer you’rew just exposed to what happens on the consumer side of energy waste, such as food waste, use of coals and gas, the industrial side as well. You have to scrutinize the industry and hold corporations accountable, consumers often don’t have much choice.

  1. If a system that uses energy more efficiently/effectively was introduced to your daily life with a ramification of price increase (say, 10-30%) would you embrace it or reject it?

If there has no other economic benefit to me then no I won’t embrace it. If there is a reusable water bottle opposed to 5 plastic bottles, of course I will choose the reusable water bottle. It has to make sense as well.

  1. Do you have any ideas or opinions on how to improve energy usage in your country/state or as a whole?

Going nuclear, not wasting energy on an individual level. We shouldn’t use wind farms hydroelectric farms, as they aren’t efficient like nuclear. Ethics and human fear shouldn’t stop us from advancing to the next level of energy use and bettering society.