WE 365: Youth voices on The Environment

Education is the topic for WE 365: Youth Voices on May 13, and we’ll hear from Becca Kaelin, a rising sophomore at Louisville Holy Cross High School, and WE Day KY Youth Board Member.

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt.

We only have one Earth. This planet is one of the only things that every human has in common; we all live here. We need to treat it properly. One issue that I am passionate about is taking care of the environment. All of us are responsible for picking up after the home that we live on. Our planet is beautiful. The bright stars shine in the night. The trees and plants that give people oxygen. Our Earth is resilient. 

One of my service projects that I did involved giving back to this wonderful Earth. I worked with Louisville Grows and planted trees and shrubs with my friends from the WE Day Mayor’s Youth Board. We planted so many trees that I could not keep count. It was such an amazing experience. Along the way, I met new friends with inspiring stories. Planting trees helped me get out of my comfort zone and try something new. I felt accomplished everytime we planted a tree or a shrub. We targeted areas and neighborhoods who may not have had the money or time to plant trees. It was quite relaxing; I felt intune with nature than I have in a while. This service project also taught me how to properly plant a tree and made me realize how magnificent the Earth is even more.