Making a Difference

Growing up in a very green home, my niece Jenny has always been a environmental fanatic. Ever since she joined her high school environmental club, she has been more determined than ever to clean up the earth. She recycles absolutely everything possible. She is not only responsible for all the recyclables in her home, but she also makes it her duty to keep everyone in the neighborhood in check. If a piece of cardboard is ever thrown into a trashcan instead of the recycle bin, she'll be there. If someone so much as accidentally drops a tissue, she'll be there. I have never seen so much determination in a young teen. It makes me feel inferior, like I should get out there and make a difference too.

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Recycling is good for the mind and spirit.

One of Jenny's most passionate hobby is gardening. She plants everything from grass to flowers to fruits to trees. She also makes her own compost. I've seen her countless times asking neighbors and friends for bits of leaves, grass or kitchen scraps. Sometimes she would have excess and return the extra compost, offering to help others with their gardens or lawns. She is a generous girl, always willing to help out and make a difference in this world. She is a small teen who can only contribute so little, but the impact of her kindness goes far beyond initial actions.

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Children are the seeds of our future. Whether they can grow and bloom or not is up to us.

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  1. we need more people like your niece on this planet! I live in kuwait where everything is use and throw! the country doesn't have a recycling scheme and absolutely everything is chucked out. recently, two private companies have started recycling and i've been trying to get as many people involved as possible, but everyone's so used to throwing recyclables out, that its hard to get them to change.. argh.. but anyway, give my love to ur niece!

    1. Thank you layla! It's great that you are trying to get involved. Hopefully everyone gets into it too now that there is a program! :)

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