Fix it, don’t toss it. Northeastern student promotes giving new life to broken objects with Zero Waste San Diego co-op

Nicole Lee, a second-year Northeastern University student, grew up enjoying the outdoors in beautiful Marin County, California, and binge-watching David Attenborough’s series “Planet Earth.”

“That really inspired me to want to preserve the environment around me,” says Lee, who is majoring in environmental studies with a concentration in the green economy.

Lee wanted to find a co-op that paired her major with her desire for a job advancing sustainable practices and found a perfect match in Zero Waste San Diego, which promotes programs to reuse, repair and repurpose items to reduce waste and pollution.

“It really aligns with my major,” says Lee, who works as a marketing and program coordinator at the organization.

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Photo courtesy of Nicole Lee.

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