I am appreciative to Earth Watch for giving me an indispensable research experience that will undoubtedly shape my career aspirations and for giving me the opportunity to learn about the disastrous effects of climate change so that I can help mitigate those effects for our generation’s posterity.
Environmentalism should be present in all schools because not only am I more aware of problems in the world and my community, but I learn many valuable lessons like self-determination and responsibility, and it builds up my confidence. Without this curriculum, I would have not learned that I am passionate about caring for the environment or that I like to speak to people and hear different opinions
I have an inexpressible gratitude for these opportunities and eager individuals in my life. They have shaped me into a girl more excited about polar bears than anything. I am ready to act, preserve our natural world, and uplift people with positive solutions, even if it is just buying one organically grown carrot.
When you meet someone who carries the same love that you do for the environment it is a beautiful experience. Together we have learned how to fix the world’s problems by attacking them at the roots (literally) such as permaculture which is method of sustainable agriculture that deals with the problems of pesticide use, water management, and monoculture.
Finding that personal connection to the winters I love turned the choice to do something into a moral obligation to advocate for the town and the whole planet. If you look at the big picture, every person has that obligation to do something; we share the same planet.
Green LYFE has big plans to collaborate on statewide campaigns and promote sustainable living across the country. Our first goal is to send a clear message to our local legislators. We need our elected leaders and private sector companies like to STEP UP and protect both PEOPLE and the PLANET from FURTHER HARM. The facts must be heard over the lies that are spread by those whose priority is their own wealth rather than the well-being of our planet.
My scientific research and the experiences I’ve had have all led me to one conclusion: Environmental Science has changed who I am and it has put me on a new and beautiful path in life. I’m on a journey to make a difference in this world and I’m just getting started.
I wanted to know what was being done to stop mercury pollution! I reached out to my local bay authorities, the NOAA, the USGS, and Save the Bay. All I got were a few “sure, yeah mercury… problems…” and “don’t worry about it kid.” It wasn’t a very satisfying answer and it wasn’t encouraging either
Carrying my trash with me today was not only educational, but it also felt good to be making a change. I knew that by participating in this “Trash on Your Back” campaign, I would be making myself an environmental leader, activist, and educator in my community. At first, however, to be honest, I was a little bit nervous about hauling my trash around all day long– especially at school. I was worried that people might judge me or view me as weird when I told them what I was doing.
Doing this textile project has made me think a lot more about where all the old clothes in the world go, and made me want to get more involved in making sure they don’t go to into landfills