Make a Real Difference for the Earth

 Make a Real Difference for the Earth

Make a Real Difference for the Earth

We can build pollinator gardens to provide habitat for one of the most critical links in our ecosystem. And we can inspire others to do the same.

Addressing environmental challenges can feel overwhelming. From climate change to melting polar caps, the ability to have a meaningful impact seems far from the everyday life of the school, sports and family. Yet, in science class, we study the growing challenges. In Social studies and civics, we learn about the repeated failed attempts. 

So what can a young person today do? 

It would be easy to throw up our hands. Blame the Boomers. Or the GenXers. There is plenty of “blame” to go around. But, as we know, that won’t solve anything. 

So we need to do something. Get up and do something. Something that we can do that is in our power will make a real change. 

We can plant trees to pull carbon from the air and choose areas that increase equity of the tress cover. We can eradicate invasive species so that native ecosystems can reestablish deep roots. We can establish a water quality monitoring system to track pollution and identify strategies to clean our rivers. We can build pollinator gardens to provide habitat for one of the most critical links in our ecosystem. 

And we can inspire others to do the same. 

The Green  Crew youth leadership inspires, identifies, plans, organizes, facilitates, leads, and executes environmental, conversation, and ecological projects that make a real difference. We call them Adventures. Adventures that are fun. 

Oh, and all adventures end in ice cream.

Yes. Come watch us.

While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young girl, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water. 

 

He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young girl paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

To this, the young girl replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young girl, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young girl listened politely. Then she bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

You can. If you are a youth join us. If you are an adult, support us. 

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