Welcome to my sustainable kitchen, a place where we’ll learn how to impact our carbon footprints through our cooking and eating habits. 660 gallons of water are required to make one hamburger. Yes, you read that right. It takes 63 gallons of water to produce an egg, 88 gallons for an ounce of yogurt, but only 11 gallons for 3 ounces of broccoli or 3 gallons for a cup of lettuce. By choosing a vegan diet, we can severely impact how the Earth’s precious resources (such as soil and water) are used and cut down the production of carbon dioxide. The industrialized production of meat and meat products is heavily contributing to global warming, and we have the ability to take away from the demand and therefore the supply of these products. I’m not asking you to become a vegan; I’m just asking you to consider making sustainable choices in your diet by cutting down on your red meat intake (by opting for a veggie or turkey burger) and maybe trying a product like an oat milk or tofu. I am here today to teach you why being vegan is so sustainable and then give you some easy, delicious vegan recipes that you can use to try out your new sustainable diet. With the help of my expert vegan friend, I will be teaching you how to make an apple and raspberry crumble, scrambled tofu, tempeh fried rice, and pesto.
I attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY where I was able to explore my multiple different passions through engaging classes and fun clubs. I am currently on a gap year but am excited to attend Northwestern University next fall with an intended major in Environmental Chemistry.
Throughout my time in high school, I tutored many students in chemistry. As early as 10th grade, my chemistry teacher recommended me to the school’s peer tutoring program because she saw how deeply I was grasping and understanding the information being taught. I have worked with students on homework, test prep, and lab report editing.
In addition to tutoring high school chemistry, I have worked with kindergarteners and first graders on reading skills and comprehension, so I feel confident working