By Brennan Seltzer
Although they may feel powerless in a world full of problems, younger generations can make tremendous changes using technology to express and act on their ideas.
Roots & Shoots is an online organization created by Jane Goodall for young people to make positive changes in their communities. On the Roost & Shoots website, people can search for whatever problem they would like to solve. Anyone can find an issue in their town and create or join a project to spread knowledge and ideas.
Ayushi Gaur (11) is the newest member of the Roots & Shoots National Leadership Council. This council is for United States youth that have made an impact on the world. Gaur’s current project called ‘ConservACTION’ combines two of her passions, creative works and climate change. It creates a space for people of all ages to submit creative projects to spread their awareness about the environment.
Gaur said, “At this point, we really need creativity for climate change solutions. There is just so little time left.” Gaur hopes to reveal the common ground between the arts and the environmental movement. She wants to encourage as many people as possible to take action.
In the future, Gaur hopes to make ‘ConservACTION’ more accessible to younger children. She believes that informing kids about the environment can enable them to take steps toward creating a better Earth. Gaur said, “It is their world, it is good to start young thinking about the environment.”
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