I'm so happy I decided to add this course last minute! As a biology major, this was my first ENVR course and first course that directly focuses on the climate crisis. I came into this class hoping to learn more about how we can address all the issues our world faces and am coming away with a well-rounded idea of what needs to be change and how we can get there. I have learned how to have productive conversations with others about climate issues, something that would use to leave me flustered and angry before. I have also learned that systemic change and societal mindset changes are vital for solving most if not all of our climate issues. While this may appear daunting and near impossible, after taking this course and interacting with other students on the CoSphere forum, I am hopeful my generation will be able to pull through! I will take the lessons that I have learned in this course with me in my day-to-day life. I am much more mindful now of my consumption and am trying to reduce the amount of plastic in my household. I am also starting to research campaigns and petitions where I can use my voice to help advocate for positive change. I envision a future where future students will not have to take a course like this because we have figured out how to live sustainably with nature. I believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy life on a healthy planet and we can get there if we can work together to bring about change in our laws and status quos!