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Brookie is currently a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, where she hopes to double major in Urban Studies and English, and writes for 34th Street Arts and Culture Magazine. She became interested in sustainability and writing during her four years at boarding school in Delaware where she was Co-Editor of both the literary magazine and newspaper, as well as Co-Head of the Environmental Stewards. This past summer she interned at NGO Sustainability in New York City, a nonprofit that networks local and global initiatives in sustainability and renewable energy via the United Nations. She loves and has spent a lot of time in the city of Philadelphia during her time teaching and coaching at Squashsmarts in North Philadelphia.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT MILKCRATE?

This summer I was at a wedding with my uncle, Rob Howard, when he began to tell me about this group called MilkCrate. All summer, while I interned at a nonprofit, I felt constantly disappointed and unfulfilled by the work I was doing in light of the political and environmental changes throughout the summer. My uncle’s description of MilkCrate seemed a perfect solution and made me feel so hopeful.

WHAT DREW YOU TO WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

I admired how MilkCrate looks at community improvement from a multifaceted approach. The goal of sustainability encompasses financial viability, women’s empowerment, education, and more, which means everyone is included, everyone is responsible, and everyone can benefit from “sustainable” solutions.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE GREEN BUSINESSES or ACTIVITIES?

I don’t know the city of Philadelphia that well as this only my second year at school, but so far I have enjoyed the farmer’s markets around my school and the river path. During the summer I love hiking and exploring¬†Acadia National Park.

WHAT IMPACT DO YOU THINK MILKCRATE FOR COMMUNITIES CAN HAVE ON AN ORGANIZATION?

MilkCrate can have so many and such a diversity of impacts for communities, because of how specialized each platform is for each community. In the case of schools, MilkCrate can help coordinate and organize individual and large-scale efforts. In the case of larger corporations, MilkCrate can make busy people more aware and more intentional in their everyday actions. In other words, MilkCrate can create a plan for communities and hold them accountable.

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