Adrianna Pittman, a second- year student at the University of Montana Western, is a student leader active in addressing global awareness. For the past four years, she has worked closely within her local community through 4-H, and the local schools, to inform them on how to be more globally aware, and the effort that can be put forth to help with prevention of pollution. She is currently working on spreading the awareness in the college community as well. She has begun to bring recycling plastic items to the local community, a service that was not available before.
I first started to address global awareness during my junior year of high school. In the art class I was taking, we had a project where we used discarded items and recycled them into our project. Along with the project, we watched a documentary on plastic grocery bags and the amount of garbage that has ended up in our oceans. A fire inside me sparked, and I wanted to do something that could help the cause. I was unaware the amount of garbage that was currently in the ocean and also all across the land and found out that there are a lot of people who also are unaware. My goal is to spread the awareness to people and help create a movement that will create the change.