CCLR was privileged to host Jackie Ochoa as our summer intern this year. Jackie joined CCLR through the Achieve Program, a fantastic organization with which CCLR has had a long and productive partnership. She conducted interviews, gave an interview, completed several research projects, and helped put CCLR on Twitter (follow us @LandRecycling) and Instagram (find us at landrecycling). We learned so much from working with Jackie, and we’re glad that she learned many things during her time at CCLR, as well. Jackie is heading off to Lawrence University next month, and we wish her the best in all her future endeavors and look forward to seeing how she decides to apply her many talents. Below is a blog post with some parting thoughts from Jackie about humans’ relationship with the planet, the environmental impacts of industrial waste, and the significance of her summer with CCLR.