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Weathering Change

A family from Bothell, a TV host and a high school sophomore take a shot at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. See how they're doing.


April 10, 2007

Why I'm taking the Climate Challenge

Posted by Kimberly Roberts at 10:06 AM

As an active member in my school's Earth Service Corps, I know what I can do to better the earth and reduce my contribution to global warming. Being in the debate team has taught me the economic, political, social, and, of course environmental, implications of humankind's excessive carbon emissions. I am compassionate about our planet and those who inhabit it, but thus far in my life, I have not taken initiative in putting actions to my words and ideas regarding global warming. By participating in this climate challenge, I hope to create habits that will reduce my contribution to global warming and influence others to do the same.

Because teenagers such as me are the future legislators, lawyers, writers and everyday workers of the world, it is crucial that the environment is made an issue for us now. Currently, affairs other than global warming occupy our attention. This climate challenge will hopefully make minding the environment a more prominent part of my life. Giving my input and perspective, as a teen, will hopefully inspire my peers to be more proactive in the fight against global warming.

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