Earth Day is My Birthday

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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