It is a known fact that our environment is changing. There is many concern with what the future holds for our planet. Concerns like what happens when we run out of resources, what happens when the polar ice caps melt, how else will global warming affect us, and many other things. At the U I feel as if the architecture program is trying to teach students to be aware of these things because its necessary for people to do things. However if I was not in this program I still would not be able to avoid the fact the environment is changing. Its simply unavoidable. If I had gone to another schools architecture program or ended up doing something architecturally related then I would be forced to contribute to solving the problem in one way or another. I could do this physically by designing or creating a new technology or I could do this lyrically by spreading the word about how things need to be changed. One very specific thing about the environment that is changing is the amount of energy we are able to get. We consume an unrealistic amount of energy on a daily bases. There are only so many ways in which we are able to get energy so it is extremely important to start thinking about what are our other options. There have been many advances in technology that allow us to use alternate forms of energy we just need to start putting them in motion. For example, we use oil more than any other source of energy but it is running out rapidly. We need to start using unlimited sources such as wind and solar energy.