Hello everyone, my name is Kyle Nolan and I am returning to Penn State for my Sophomore year in the Nursing program. I come from a small town in Butler County, Pa that thrives off the thrills of football season. When I first saw this class listed, it got me thinking about how industry has impacted my hometown and the Allegheny river that we live on. Thinking this class will only help me view the real issues underlying my town, I wanted to take this to better my impact on the world and environments that surround me.
Below is a picture of a beautiful strip-mine pond on the property we own, and the link below touches on the issues Pittsburgh rivers have had in the recent years with pollution due to the laziness of the human race. Though it may be an inconvenience to you, still make the effort to dispose of your waste in the proper manner.