Representing the City of
Sustainability Ambassador since
Chris McCarty, Class of 2022.
An integral part of the private school network, Chris joined Sustainability Ambassadors in the fall of 2015. They have worked on public-speaking skills, and now they are able to speak calmly in front of crowds. Chris actively tries to reduce water and electricity usage by doing basic things like turning off the taps when they are not in use, and using natural lights from the windows. Chris also engages with big-picture thinking, and is always trying to find ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
Chris is very interested in going into a biology or chemistry field, or possibly a field where the two are combined. Through this interest, they will be able to help people and engineer groundbreaking devices to ease up the burden of humans on the Earth.
Chris’s project focus for Sustainability Ambassadors is to focus on the Equity section of the triple-bottom line. Specifically, they want to make tougher regulations for children that appear in videos, because those children cannot consent to be on a platform like Youtube, where millions of people will see them. Even if a video gets removed from Youtube, there are ways to save the video prior to removal. By changing regulations around child acting to include children on vlogs, Chris hopes to make the world— both real and virtual— safer.
Chris’s carbon footprint is 28 tons CO2/year, and are 45% better than the average family. To reduce this, Chris will take more public transit, as well as look into options for getting energy through a green power program.
Chris’s water footprint is 1,493 gallons/Day. To reduce this, they are working on investing in a greywater system for their house.