Shirzad Sheybani

Who Did You Interview?

  • Friend
  • Stanford Summer Program HS Student

Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses

  • American living in Los Angeles, California
  • Persian ethnic background
  • 16 years of age

Key Findings from the Interview

  1. What does sustainability mean to you?

Sustainability means the ability to reuse things and not take too many resources.

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

Lights are left on, AC runs when it’s not supposed to..

  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?

I reject it.. it’s not sustainable for my pockets.

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

Yes. Make the sidewalks or roads to get energy from the weight of steps. Lights should always turn off when you’re not in the house, using automatic sensors or another method.