Every class day, my friends and I would go to this locally owned café across the street from our study center. It became one of our favorite local spots. It was a family run establishment, with the husband and wife working behind the counter, and their two children working as the waiters. Everything was locally harvested and organic, making the coffee, food and atmosphere all the more meaningful. This kind of commitment, and “giving back” motto inspired my friend and I, who already were environmentally conscious, to become all the more devoted to sustainability and how we can apply that within our future designs.