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Earth Day is My Birthday

2012 August 7

studentHello, my name is Christina and I’m 12 years old.  The reason why I am so engaged in the environment is because of two things. First, my birthday falls on April 22nd, Earth Day. I love the fact that my birthday falls on such an important day.  The second reason is because I love animals so much.

This year, on my birthday, my mom bought me an apple tree.  It is already starting to grow apples.  Every year on my birthday, we always do something for Earth Day at home and at school. Last year, my class brought in old plastic water bottles, coffee containers, etc.  Then we planted flowers in them, watching them grow through the year.  My mom calls me a flower child.  The year before that, we went outside to a trail that was covered in litter and helped pick it up, cleaning it up for everyone to enjoy.  That’s not all.  I’ve installed hummingbird feeders also because they’re important in the flower/ plant pollination process.  I think that having my birthday on Earth Day is definitely shaping me as a person. I always want to make it a goal to honor and protect our environment.

Christina is an exceptional young lady who was awarded an artist of the community for fire prevention week. She was in the district finals for Track and was nominated to run in her school hexathalon for exceptional athletes.

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6 Responses leave one →
  1. James Paglione permalink
    August 8, 2012

    Christina Barnett is my Grandaughter. She is me daughter Diane Elizabeth ‘s number two child. She is a very bright young lady that exudes confidence in every thing that she gets involved in. We are very proud of her and expect to see her excell in her pursuits. She has a very good feeling for who she is and it helps her know that as a successful individual you can make a difference here on our planet EARTH. She loves all animals, and all of the growing things here on EARTH.She is rapidly developing leadership traits that will help her to continue the excellent growth she has already achieved. CHRISTINA keep up the very good attitude you have and your dreams will all materialize for you. You loving GRANDFATHER jIM pAGLIONE

  2. Anonymous permalink
    August 10, 2012

    Christina you are so great.The affection with environment of you is very good.
    You are now only 12 years old but you can doing more for the environment.
    You are inspiration to everyone .

    Nice article. Keep going on.

    Thank you

  3. oyun permalink
    August 11, 2012

    We are very proud of her and expect to see her excell in her pursuits.

  4. jennifer permalink
    August 21, 2012

    What a great gift! You will be able to enjoy that for a long time. Now your mom can teach you to make apple pie;)

  5. Julia Singleton permalink
    August 28, 2012

    Claudette,
    You are such a superstar. I have always been a flower child myself and Earth Day is one of my favorite days for what it represents. You are an inspiration!
    Mme Singleton

  6. Anonymous permalink
    February 7, 2013

    Christina you are so lucky..

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