WOW! I was invited to the White House to be part of the climate change conversation. Today was one of the best days of my life! About 15 students from around the country got to be part of the White House Champions of Change for Climate Education and Literacy events. We heard from 2 panels and several speakers. We went to a beautiful room to have a student roundtable discussion, and there were a lot of adults listening in and some even taking notes. 2 very special guests at our student meeting were the US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Dr. John P. Holdren, the Assistant to the President for Science & Technology, and the Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.
I was so happy to talk about how our food choices affect climate change. Some of you may remember I did a United Nations video about that a few months ago. I am so proud that I even got applause from the room, and most of the people were smiling. I was also one of 3 students chosen to present the information again when all the people came back together at the end of the day. We went to a reception tonight in the Indian Treaty Room. I met so many new people, and it was all amazing!
Photos from the event can be seen here.
Thank you so much to Ms. Robin Organ and Green Schools for nominating me for this opportunity. I will never forget it, and it just inspires me to do even more! I know that the other students and I will be working together for years to come.
Peace & love, Avalon
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