chickaDEE recently caught up with nine-year-old Hannah Alper. She writes a blog about ways to keep the Earth clean all year long.
Why did you start writing your blog?
I like learning and sharing about being eco-friendly because I know that small changes we make in how we do things can add up to make a big difference in the world.
Who inspires you?
David SuzukiÂs daughter, Severn, is one of my role models. When she was 9, she started caring deeply about the environment. She started an organization with her friends called ECO (Environmental Children’s Organization). Craig Kielburger is also a role model for me. He created Free The Children when he was just 12 years old. Today Free The Children, Me To We and We Day help children all over the world and get young people involved. Both Severn and Craig make me believe that I can make a difference too.
Hannah’s Top Five Green Tips
1) Not everything you throw out is trash. Things like batteries, Styrofoam, and electronics can be recycled too.
2) Donate what you can. Not only is it good for the environment, but you can help someone in need.
3) Use reusable containers for lunches.
4) Reuse school supplies.
5) Tell your family, friends, neighbours, and teachers what you are doing. They might pass it on and those people will pass it on. This is how we can all make a difference.
Go to Hannah’s website to learn more: (http://www.callmehannah.ca/)
Until next time,
the chickaDEE team