On April 22, 2017, a group of 25 of us went to the March for Science in Seattle. The entire experience was remarkable and the turnout for the march itself was astounding! We found that lots of people were very supportive of our efforts and that they showed interest in our program and what we are doing to reduce our school’s carbon emissions and the carbon emissions of other schools around us. We talked to lots of teachers, scientists, science teachers, kids, parents, and people from all different backgrounds; many of which asked us about what they could do to reduce their own carbon footprint. Many of the adults who passed by us and who we talked to said that they found it very inspiring and motivating to see a group of kids, high schoolers, doing something that would have a lasting impact on the community and the environment. It was really quite thrilling to go out and talk to people and see that people in our community are interested in the issues of climate change and interested in how they can reduce their impacts on climate change. It was incredibly motivating to see that people had interest in and supported what we are doing with Schools Under 2C.
Written by Marysia Smith | Edited by Yogitha Sunkra and Rayan Krishnan