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Warning About Warming

2010 July 23

My experiences at the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) Ceremony in Washington D.C. were simply unforgettable. It was an unbelievable opportunity to share my knowledge with some of the most influential people in the nation. Some of the highlights of my entire experience were being able to meet and share my knowledge with Administrator Lisa Jackson, Philippe Cousteau, and the children from Earth’s Natural Force.

My project focused on the idea of environmental activism and sharing knowledge to inspire others to make an environmental difference. Seeing the interest that influential people such as Administrator Jackson and Philippe Cousteau had in not just my project but in others as well. It made me realize that the future generation is not alone in the battle to save our environment; on the contrary, there are many willing to support and encourage the efforts of today’s environmentalists – the 2009 PEYA winners.

Being able to share my knowledge with the children from Earth’s Natural Force was an amazing experience as well. Seeing their keen interest in my project gave me hope for the future beyond our generation. If we can inspire and enthuse as many people as possible to help our environment, then our Earth will be in good hands. My mission as an Earth Warrior is to provide the knowledge and enthusiasm that will propel our future into a better place. As Steve Droke said, “Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.”

The PEYA Award Ceremony was truly an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

About the Author: Pavane Gorrepati is a ssophmore at Rivermont Collegiate High School in Bettendorf, Iowa, and has won many awards based on her research projects.

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  1. armansyahardanis permalink
    July 23, 2010

    Don’t worry Pavane……., The Future Generation is not alone in the battle to save our environment. Since 1960’s Youth Generation, based in US, sing together with The Youth of the other part of the world, declared “Peace”, with two finger hands. They sang “Summer Prayer For Peace” by The Archies. They also sang “San Fransisco” by Scott Mc Kenzie, “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath; and also The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, and many-many Group Band. And culminated all that, They assembled in “Woodstock – USA” sang together protested about our “environmentalism”.
    So, don’t worry Pavane ! Remember The Beatles sang “Come Together” ? And Warning Deep Purple with “Child in Time”?

  2. Michael E. Bailey permalink
    July 26, 2010

    This is a great educational program that the President put on and I hope it will last many years. It is very much needed. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

  3. Barbara permalink
    July 28, 2010

    I wish you success with your future projects!
    I’m also concerned about environment and global warming.
    That’s why I love Macintosh computers cause it is possible to empy trash mac

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