Representing the City of
Sustainability Ambassador since
Sofia Leotta (Class of 2021) attends Inglemoor High School in the Northshore School District. She joined Sustainability Ambassadors in the Spring of 2019 after learning about the program through Northshore’s Community Sustainability Summit. Since then, Sofia has had the opportunity to strengthen her passion for sustainability and develop skills needed to drive environmental change in her community. Sofia is currently leading her school’s Earth Corps club, as well as Sustainability Ambassador’s Green Jobs Youth Pathways team. She is passionate about building a more sustainable, equitable future through career-preparedness opportunities for youth. Sofia knows her work in Sustainability Ambassadors will help her move towards an environmental engineering, civil engineering, or urban planning job in King County. She intends to support this region as she enters the workforce, contributing to long-term efforts aimed at restoration and sustainable growth. Her carbon and water footprints are 41 tons of CO2 annually and 1,416 gallons per day respectively. She hopes to reduce these by using the bus more frequently and eating fewer dairy products.
Sofia's impact project centers around having a low-carbon diet. She has reduced her food carbon footprint by cutting out meat, milk, and butter from her diet, as well as reducing consumption of eggs, chocolate, cheese and coffee. Sofia has enjoyed living more sustainably through cooking healthy, low-carbon meals.