I’m a 14-year-old homeschooler now in my Freshman year of high school. During an online class on persuasive writing more than 3 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 knew she was in high school at the time and that she had done a lot to raise awareness about the climate change issue. 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! This is a call to action: Share your thoughts, comments and ideas on climate change by sending me an email. A discussion by students for students on environmental issues critical to our generation can help educate and inform others and, perhaps, inspire them to take action.
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