Representing the City of
Sustainability Ambassador since
Attending the 2050 workout inspired Annika to lead in environmental sustainability. Annika believes a healthy relationship with the Earth is crucial because future generations depend on how we treat the Earth today. She is working towards her goal of 90% of the students attending Northstar (the school she goes to) carpooling, walking, bussing, or biking to school. The intended impact of this goal is less single occupancy vehicles on the road emitting gas. She also co-leads her school’s Green Team and has been working with King County Green Schools to get Northstar to Level 1 Green School certification. She loves to write and is writing a series of letters to the editor for the Kirkland and Redmond Reporters focused on educating for sustainability. She hopes to improve her public speaking and collaboration skills with Ambassadors. Annika does not know exactly what career she wants, but she knows what she wants to accomplish. She wants to change the way people think and see society through creating and educating, resulting in changing the world for the better. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, write, read poetry, listen to music, take photos, dance, and paint. Her personal carbon footprint is 66 tons CO2/year, and her personal water footprint is 1,559 gallons a day. To improve this, she is eating less dairy products, turning the water off while she takes a shower, and always turning the lights off when she leaves a room.