Emma Barnes is going to be a senior in the class of 2021. She was born and raised in Crested Butte. She was always so eager to leave this small town but has developed a new love and respect for it. Despite the fact that it’s bittersweet to leave her hometown she is looking forward to college where she will most likely attend University of Arkansas. Emma is passionate about sustainability in her community and especially when it comes to terminating single use items. She plans on spreading this idea to the South when she goes off to college. The endless waste is despicable and needs to be targeted. There are mass amounts of alternatives in place of single use items. Emma knows she has a lot of work ahead of her but is ready for the challenge.