Not only did Cassia join us for our ENVS field trip to Utah in May and work for Jon Gourley over the summer, she also found time to install a rainwater harvesting system in Trinidad. The project originated from a research proposal that she and Andrew Agard wrote for their ISP first-year seminar. The two then submitted their proposal entitled Promoting Peace through Environmental Sustainability to the Davis Foundation and won a 10,000 dollar grant to design and install their rainwater harvesting system to support a community-based reforestation project in Trinidad.
Cassia and Andrew started with a short overview of their project and followed up with a video documentary produced by Cassia. The video is not quite up yet, but you can read about their project here.