I’m a 13-year-old homeschooler. During an online class on persuasive writing two years ago, I chose the only topic that wasn’t boring - climate change and deforestation. I thoroughly researched and wrote an essay and submitted it to the teacher.
A few days later during homeschool, I watched some NAT GEO videos on climate change. Then, I listened to Greta Thunberg‘s speech at the United Nations. I know she’s in high school and has done a lot. But I still wondered how I could do anything.
It took me a while until I realized I could share my essay and get other kids to help plant more trees. Or just spread the word about what we can do to help with climate change problems. So, I sent my essay to some homeschool co-ops and asked them to share it.
I realized that I could share the information I learned about climate change with even more students . It's our future and each of us can be part of the 'ripple effect' - starting a chain reaction of change in our own communites - no matter how old we are.
I’m still sending out my essay, hoping other kids will get involved. I’ve shared my essay with some environmental groups, too. And I created this website to get more kids involved in helping save our planet. It’s our future!
Who's Who Behind the 'Curtain'
Founder of, and brain behind, www. trees4humans.com - Jackson Selby
Director of Social Media, Catering, Scheduling,Transportation and homeschooling parent - Blair Hope
Social Media Intern, Public Information Officer, Website Editor and homeschooling grandmother - Remy Agee