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I’ve been accepted into the University of Wisconsin’s Sustainable Management program!!! I am very excited, this is a brand new, completely online Bachelor of Science Degree. I’m only taking two classes to start due to economic reasons, but I hope to be able to go full time in the future.

Sustainable Management is a relatively new field focusing on the triple bottom line- People, Planet, Profit. I can’t wait to learn how companies and organizations can change in order to sustain vibrant communities and a healthy planet.

I am suddenly very thankful for all of the community college classes I endured in order to make this possible. I had no idea why I was taking them at the time, but for some reason I hung in there and now I know what that reason was.

It’s not going to be easy, I am NOT a mathamagician and as far as science goes I took astronomy in community college, but I’m gonna make it work because someday I am going to have an incredibly rewarding job and sustainable future.

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About April

Hi! My name is April, I live in Los Angeles, California where I am pursuing an acting career and a B.S. online through the University of Wisconsin. A member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, I have an agent who sends me out on auditions for television, film and commercials. I have been lucky enough to guest star on Disney, and even to have played a drug addict on A&E. More recently I started a small production company making web series and short films for fun. I just finished my first feature length screenplay, and am beginning work on another. When I was younger I expected to one day make my living solely in the entertainment Industry, however this is proving difficult. There is a lot of competition for fewer and fewer jobs. DVR's, online streaming, reality television, the writer's strike of 2006 and the bad economy have all played a part in the downturn of production. Meanwhile, living in Los Angeles is expensive, and it is difficult to make a living without at least a bachelors degree. It has become clear to me, that in order to continue to pursue my creative goals, I am going to have to focus on a more sustainable lifestyle. A few years ago, I stumbled upon the tiny house movement. Everything about it made sense to me, smaller living for affordability, giving one the time and energy to focus on what they want to do, rather then just survival. As I learned more, the sustainable aspects became important to me, not only for individual sustainability, but for global sustainability, because they are inextricably connected. My hope is to someday build my own tiny house using sustainable principles.

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