My Alma Matter, Saint Ignatius College Prep, is just across the street from one of my projects, 2139 39th Ave. I was lucky enough to be asked by some of the faculty at the school to showcase the project to their students. One young man posted last Friday in the about section, and I wanted to repost it here in the front since it made my week. I feel inspired by young people like Sam, they will be left with our legacy. We have a moral imperative to see to it that that legacy is not a ravaged planet.
Hi Mr. Schmidt
My Nature Nexus class at had a great time touring your house.
Nature Nexus provides students, like myself, an opportunity to discover the problems that exist on our planet. All year we have studied the effects of human actions and how they impact the Earth. We study many topics ranging from the O’Shaughnessy Dam to the farmers’ markets and how they support local farmers. The class is designed to teach students three essential ideas necessary to live a healthy life: a sense of place, interconnectedness, and stewardship. We put these lessons to work on a barren 25 square parcel of land in front of the West Sunset Community Garden. Our class restored the area to what it might have looked like 300 years ago. We planted Seaside Daisy, California poppy, Dune Knotweed, and yarrow donated to us from a local nursery.
I found that a local garden helped me understand and connect top my native surroundings, and the work felt great to accomplish.
We have recently visited Helmut Schmidt’s remodeled house in the Sunset near our school. He has transformed this building into a sustainable and earth friendly house. Our future style of living thrives in Helmut Schmidt’s house; everything from the solar panels to the cork flooring this type of sustainability is necessary for our future generations. My classmates and I agreed that green architecture that will boom in the near future. One of my classmates is planning to study green architecture in college, and I plan on studying finance to help fund future green projects. Mr. Schmidt inspired me to hope for a greener more sustainable future.
thanks for the tour