It’s Time to Cool It Down: Acting in the Face of Climate Change

Author: Alexa Troob

Alexa Troob is the winner of 2023 Linda J. Zhang Award for Writing Achievement

In this article, Alexa reflects on experiencing a smoky, orange haze in Chappaqua, which served as a stark reminder of the ongoing dangers and impacts of climate change. She emphasizes the urgency of taking actions and calls for immediate, collective efforts to address the crisis and shape a sustainable future.

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the girl who used to be the sea

Author: Devisi Goel

Devisi Goel is the winner of 2022 Linda J. Zhang Award for Writing Achievement

Here is her poem about “the girl who used to be the sea”. We hope this beautiful poem not only makes people realize the “pain” and calamity resulting from human behaviors, but also brings about more actions to protect the environment.

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Author: Erica Dunne

Erica Dunne is the winner of 2021 Linda J. Zhang Award for Writing Achievement

Here we showcase an environment-themed writing by her as part of the award. She wrote a story about “Billie”, the elephant from the elephant’s perspective. In her words, working on this writing piece has given her “a chance to reflect on the environment and our relationship to it”. We hope her writing will also inspire more people to reflect our relationship with nature, animals and the earth, as we are all part of the ecosystem that should coexist in harmony.

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