The Institute of the Environment invited me to speak to their students about art and the environment. My art residencies at Biosphere 2 and Globall in Uruguay catapulted my passion of environmental issues in our community. These experiences and my continued networking with the University of Arizona has allowed me to use my art in the community to discuss and highlight the importance of climate change, urban forestry and revitalizing urban gardening. The garden glass I spoke to, are undergraduates who are working on creating artistic projects at local schools that focus on the environment. It was an honor to share my passion to share knowledge with youth and the community and to inspire upcoming educators to do the same.