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Kids Take a Stand Against Fossil Fuels

Posted Nov 24 2009 12:00am

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If you thought the fight against global warming is grown-up stuff, think again. Last week, fifteen-year-old Alec Loorz brought his Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works in an effort to encourage the United States to reduce it’s dependency on petroleum. Perhaps even more impressive? The document was signed by 10,000 kids—and even further backed by 40,000 more online signatures!

In addition to his inspiring declaration, Loorz has launched Kids Vs. Global Warming, a website that seeks to educate youth about the issue of climate change and empower them to make a difference. Our favorite part of the site? A cool, iPod-inspired list of easy solutions that any kid can take on, like recycling a Sunday newspaper or refusing plastic bottles.

-Marygrace, KIWI staff writer

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