Audrey Preer: Youngster encourages peers to act on climate change

  • Gabe Nicotera of Northampton High School reads a student comment about the summit written on a ribbon and tied to a tree. STAFF PHOTO/GRETA JOCHEM

Published: 12/7/2018 9:58:37 AM
Youngster encourages peers to act on climate change

I am a 10-year-old girl who lives in Northampton, and I greatly enjoyed reading the recent article in the Gazette, “Young people work to stop climate change at summit.” Small actions like these can make a big difference.

In addition to local action at our high schools, we need national-level action. This week, U.S. Reps. Francis Rooney and Ted Deutch and others introduced an important bipartisan bill, called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This bill can do a lot to fight climate change, because it puts a price on carbon pollution.

I think that other kids in Northampton should write to Rep. Jim McGovern, like I did, to ask him to support this really important bill.

By working together on both local and national levels, I think kids can make a big difference in fighting climate change.

Audrey Preer

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