Two current seniors at the Sacramento Waldorf School, Tyler Cochran-Branson and Riley Day, are working together to raise awareness on campus about climate change and reduce the carbon footprint of both the school and its inhabitants.
Good Day Sacramento recently stopped in at the school to interview the seniors about their new composting program in the high school, which fits in well with the school’s working farm. Tyler and Riley are also aiming to make May a zero waste month in the high school.
“For people our age, it’s hard not to hear about these issues,” says Tyler. “This is a very conscious community. Protecting the environment and the climate is an issue that affects every person on earth right now, and it affects us and our future so deeply. It’s impossible for us not to know about it and impossible to not do anything. I would like to be able to say I did everything in my power to slow the process of climate change.”
Riley agrees. “Through student government, we wanted to talk about doing more this year,” she says. “We’ve been hearing about it everywhere, and we wanted to implement ideas into our school. It’s a little thing that can make such a big difference for all of us.”
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