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Posted on: December 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 3 students making a difference

rally for climate tomorrow at 3 PM, Ardsley...warm coat drive at Town Hall...Ft Hill sidewalk survey

3 students who are making a positive difference in our community!!!


RIVERTOWNS RALLY FOR CLIMATE BEING ORGANIZED BY 8TH GRADER---TOMORROW DECEMBER 6 3 PM TO 4 PM AT PASCONE PARK (ARDSLEY Middle School)

Hannah Posner is an 8th grader at Ardsley Middle School. She was inspired by youth activists such as Greta Thunberg to get people talking about how we can solve the climate crisis. She got the idea to organize the event of Rivertowns Rally for the Climate because she wants to make it easier for children who can’t get to large events in NYC to be able to speak out for sustainability. A lot of kids can’t skip school to go or don’t have a ride there. Plus, driving into the city emits carbon dioxide. So, she thought: why don’t we do something here in Ardsley, right next to the middle school and right after school ends so it’s convenient for students?


Hannah said: “It’s time to spur some action, and every small gathering like this can help. The U.S. makes up 5% of the world's population yet produces 25% of global emissions. This needs to change. We need to urge our legislators to act. We need to use the power of democracy and make our voices heard.”


Also, according to Hannah, “ we need to spend more time talking about climate change and figuring out what we can do to change it. The three main problems contributing to global warming are electricity, agriculture, and transportation. These produce fossil fuels, which are polluting the earth with carbon dioxide, causing global warming. We need to find ways to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels-- solutions such as solar panels, hydropower, and electric cars are a great start. Scientists say that we need to cut down global emissions by at least 55% in the next 10 years to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. In addiition, we must rely on the best device created to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere-- trees! Planting a tree is a simple way to make a big impact. One person or a group of people can’t cut down emissions to that 55%, but we can plant some trees. Another important action is voting. I can’t vote yet. Therefore, I am urging adults to vote for a candidate who will take this issue seriously. If you don’t consider climate change when you vote, can you really say that you care about your children’s’ future?”



The Rivertowns Rally for the Climate will happen THIS FRIDAY, December 6th, 3-4 pm in Pascone Park in Ardsley on Ashford Avenue near the Ardsley Middle school. Here is a link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949aea722a75-rivertowns. We are looking for more kids to speak so please email hannahsposner@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer! Students of all ages are encouraged to come. Please bring signs, loud voices, and warm clothes. We are trying to spread the word to all of the Rivertowns schools -- the more students who show up for the Earth, the better! Can you join us and will you help spread the word?


It's exciting that young people are getting involved in public service and speaking out about issues they feel passionate about.


ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ORGANIZING WARM COAT DRIVE---drop off location: Greenburgh Town Hall

Isha Brahmbhatt, an Ardsley High School student, organized a very successful coat drive to help the homeless last year. She’s back-continuing to make life better for the homeless. She has placed a bin at Greenburgh Town Hall and is asking residents to drop off coats. The Town Hall lobby is a drop off location for this important coat drive. Isha is part of a group that makes Midnight runs to NYC to help the homeless. She picks up the warm coats daily from Town Halll.


6th GRADER MAYA BARMECHA CONTINUING HER EFFORTS FOR A NEW SIDEWALK ON FT HILL ROAD EDGEMONT—ON LINE SURVEY. Walk this Saturday at 11 AM Ft Hill Road (meet at corner of Clarendon/Ft Hill

Sixth grader Maya Barmecha’s efforts to persuade the town to build a sidewalk on Ft Hill Road in Edgemont from Longview to Underhill has already been profiled on CBS TV and News 12. Maya is continuing her lobbying effort and is asking residents who live near Ft Hill Road to take the following online survey. Maya will be joining town officials, the police and public works Commissioner as well as other residents on a site walk this Saturday at Ft Hill Road at 11 AM. We invite those interested in learning more about the sidewalk to join us.


Here is the link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zow12qsW-rhkYZGrhpettS1owjl-kn1L8M130Yth058/edit


Fort Hill Road Sidewalk Survey

docs.google.com

This questionnaire is to assess the need for a sidewalk from Fort Hill to Longview Drive and Underhill Road

It's exciting that young people are getting involved in public service and speaking out about issues they feel passionate about. Each of the students is a role model in our community.

PAUL FEINER


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