“Renewable energy is important to me because it offers a chance for us to consume energy in a sustainable way, especially for the sake of the environment. If we keep living the way we do, consuming resources the way we do, we will be facing the consequences. We already have been. We have a responsibility to protect our home and to start these practices of implementing renewable energy now to slow the degradation of the environment for ourselves, future generations and just for the simple sake of the environment.”

Ana Aguila, a senior at Florida International University, is majoring in Biological Sciences aiming to attend medical school. She’s a Cuban-American from Hialeah, Florida, and has been involved in outreach programs since high school to provide disadvantaged students an opportunity to learn about health and sciences.