Today’s class fascinates me as we talk about some topics that were never discussed in other Environmental science classes I’ve taken. I just realized that besides climate change there are more things we could do to mitigate environmental problems. I believe that we are living in an era of consumerism, and it is important for us as students interested in environmental problems to first realize the importance of achieving non-materialistic lifestyle. I envision that as more people recognize the importance of reducing excessive consumption and returning to non-materialistic lifestyle, the marketing strategy of large companies will also be changed. However, companies will always aim for maximizing their own profits, so a lot of efforts need to be put in for their transformation.