About the course
Every year, around 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkin ends up in landfills around the globe. As those pumpkins sit there rotting, they produce methane - an extremely environmentally harmful greenhouse gas. Let's make sure that your pumpkin doesn't end up as one of those landfill vegetables. Once Halloween is over, it may seem that there is no use for those pumpkins that once lined your hall table or adorned your front porch, but I am here to show you otherwise! You can still use those pumpkins to cook some delicious treats, even if you got your pumpkin multiple weeks ago. In this video, I will show you how to get as much use out of your pumpkin as possible. We will roast the seeds, cook the inside, and compost whatever we don’t use! Minimizing your food waste is such an effective way to make your every day life more sustainable.
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