CAC Students Participate in One Young World Environment Expert Event

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Earlier this summer, three Central Arizona College students were selected to attend the One Young World Environment Expert Event held at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2.

CAC delegates; Cinthia Corral, Kyle Erickson and Ashley Martinez were among hundreds of young leaders, ages 18-30, from around the world who received the opportunity to interact and learn from experts in science, arts, politics and business.

The three-day event focused on creating collaboration around environment solutions. Attendees participated in various workshops throughout the Biosphere 2 that focused on exploring and discussing unified options to address environmental issues such as energy efficiency, water systems, and combating climate change. They were challenged to create initiatives as to how youth can play a role now for a better tomorrow by positively impacting the environment.

Cinthia Corral explained, “I really enjoyed the conference a lot. It really opened my mind to new ideas and I would like to help the environment in some way. Hopefully CAC can help too.”

Kyle Erickson added, “We don’t hear a lot about environmental issues on a daily basis. It helped raise awareness and was a great opportunity to interact with professionals and meet others who are interested in the environment. It was a cool opportunity and I am thankful Pinal County sponsored us to attend.”

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