Brittany Evans, 22-year-old Salt Lake Community College student, is a member of the Environmental Club at SLCC. Brittany is a well-traveled native from Hawaii, where she was largely influenced by nature through her parents.
“We traveled extensively, to relatives on the East Coast, Connecticut, where they instilled a love of outdoor activities.” Traveling alongside her older sister, who Brittany has always seen as a role model, taught her to open her heart to all kinds of people.
Her passion and connection to people and places bears strong meaning, not only in her activities, but also in her level to inspire others in having won at state level for pitching her idea for recycling, angling it towards local school.
“I want people to understand the key to solutions in our community, our world, our problems, climate, are changes we all need to make. Options instead of the run of the mill discharge landfills, deforestation, and concepts of energy.”
Brittany took part in a competition in October/November for the SLCC Environment Club, and was placed highly above the other competitors for the state level.
Evans won the Utah Honorable State Challenge, earning her the prize of $1000. Evans also won $2000 for the Opportunity Quest Challenge through SLCC. She is currently a finalist in the state competition, a competition with a $40,000 award. If Evans wins the $40,000 dollar prize, the money will be used to start up a business in the field of environmental efficiency.
Outside of SLCC and her competitions, Evans is a deeply compassionate and cheerful woman dedicated to hobbies such as archery, water rafting, and skiing. Evans wants to inspire everyone around her and urges other students to get involved in the SLCC Environmental Club. “Nature is never useless, and neither should we be useless,” says Evans.