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About Me[edit | edit source]

Sara June
After much trial and error, I am an environmental study major with an appropriate technology emphasis. I have learned in fields as broadly connected as psychology, anthropology and international studies. I work to both merge and separate my academic interests with hobbies. In the past, I was blessed to be able to work and learn in Peru, Belize, and Puerto Rico to build gardens, homes, and communities. Here at HSU, I am a Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) volunteer and facilitator of the green building class. I also work with the Waste Reduction Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP). I believe in small steps and big dreams and continued adventure.

Interests in Technology and the Environment[edit | edit source]

  • Building from traditional "waste" materials. eg: plastic bricks, tiers, re-purposed wood, metal cans)
  • Creating art on small and large scales
  • Shaping and making tools
  • Working with a whole system approach, for example, a homestead with community
  • Hands-on education/apprenticeship

Interest in Appropriate Technology[edit | edit source]

  • Using local, renewable, healthy material sources for building
  • Speaking with the community members on their needs and skills prior to theorizing a project
  • Remediation work with native flora

Experience in Technology and/or the Environment[edit | edit source]

  • Insulation with bamboo and plastic
  • Earthbag garage planning and first foundation building
  • Water filer with sand, gravel layers
  • Using a machete to harvest fruit
  • Hugelkutlur bed enthusiast and builder
  • Cob oven cooker

Interest in Appropriate Technology[edit | edit source]

  • Home composting system
  • Banana leaf circles around lettuce
  • Making and tossing seed bombs