I’m proud to represent a generation that seeks to change, and I am proud to help lead a movement surrounded by the bright minds of thousands of young adults across the nation. I was proud to be a part of the Alliance for Climate Education, a group of people who sees that empowering and educating youth is one of the most effective ways make an impact.
Through education, organizations like the Alliance for Climate Education are effectively combating the greatest enemy to solving the climate crisis: ignorance. And once we are armed with knowledge, young people have the passion, the energy, and the power to shape our future.
Think about the impact this would have on children everywhere if we could start more environmental education programs like ClimateLEAP. They have such a lasting impact and are very valuable. I think that in order to make a change in our world, we need to spread the word. Make it known, so that people can understand and do something about it. I have experienced the impact that an environmental program has on me, and it is life changing.
I would tell kids who say that they are not interested in climate change, that they can do little things here and there to make a difference now. Many students may be busy, but more open to action once they realize how easy it is to make a difference.
Going from eating fast food nearly every day to cutting it out of my life has been a huge change for me, and it’s something I am very proud of. Hopefully with what I learned with ACE, and what I will learn in college, I can continue to educate the public, and in the future make a difference in the lives of the people in my community and maybe even the world.