I am feeling pretty stressed and concerned about my 20% project. I am really unsure about my goal/product which is to have an online/social media campaign to draw attention to the Senate Bill on Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion and move this bill out of committee. Although I feel a more reasonable goal is get my senator, Bernie Sanders interested in the Bill.
I guess if I just raise attention to this small area of concern around climate change that will be a small victory but I find myself wishing I was more technologically inclined and could produce some amazing predictive computer model of infectious disease spread (although I do realize that is completely unrealistic since I have no access to data nor any clue to design complex computer modelling systems).
I am going to make an effort to reach out to some of the Vermont experts to see if I can get a better sense if my project is even meaningful or helpful. I also will email Senator Sanders this week as he is on the HELP Committee. I am trying to manage my stress and anxiety with this project and all my other school work is proving difficult….not to mention I just heard back from my top choice college!! I officially know what I'm doing next year. To be honest my happiness at getting accepted has completely eclipsed my weekend.
Honestly I do think my project is worthwhile and will be an empowering experience, each of us can do small things that together will have a greater collective effort.