Monday, May 07, 2007

Yes, It's True: Students Make the World a Better Place

A few days ago, I was contacted by Michael Doolan, a 14-year-old student who lives in Taihape, New Zealand.

Michael and his classmates are taking initiative to clean the Hautapu River. Lucky for us, they're also blogging about their 10-week class project. If you have a moment, I encourage you to read how these students are making New Zealand a better place:

Elsewhere on this planet, Roman Jaster, a student at the California Institute of the Arts, has taken initiative to create reusable bags in order to encourage folks to stop using paper or plastic grocery bags.

He also has an online pledge for people to sign. Of course, yours truly has signed the pledge. And you can, too!

Here's a link to Roman's site:

I must say, these students inspire me. Adults seem rather cynical when it comes to the environment. You know what's funny? It's as though there's been a shift in who's setting the better example. I think students are on the right track when it comes to taking initiative on making the world a better place.

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