Hello Sustainable Flatbush community! My name is Jeremy Teperman and I am going to be interning with SF for the summer of 2010 under Anne Pope. I am a rising senior at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, studying Geography/Urban Studies and Earth Science. I just got back from a semester abroad in Copenhagen, and I have to say that Denmark is inspiring in its innovations for environmental sustainability. I hope that, on both local and national scales, the United States can begin to implement some of the initiative I saw there- from city-wide conservation of energy with dimmer street lights, to arguably the best system of bicycle lanes of any city in the world.
I first began getting interested in environmental issues and community improvement around the same time, at the end of high school and have really tried to immerse myself in studying it during my time at Vassar. I’m really excited to be working with Sustainable Flatbush this summer! First of all, I think it will be a great new way to learn about and hopefully give back to my New York City community, in which I was born and raised. Also, I really believe in the work that our organization does and I think this experience will help me decide if I want to pursue a similar career. Overall, I feel lucky to be able to work with Sustainable Flatbush and I’m looking forward to a great summer.