I have lived here in Wilmington for many years, and this week I witnessed an amazing group of kids with their parents and friends meet at Yentile Park for an initial meeting called “Healing the Earth.” I heard of this group from my cousin Linda Sessa, whose young child, Vin, is concerned about climate change and wants to do more as a community to help.
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the group (facilitated by kids) brainstormed ideas and made a list of what they can do as individuals and as a community to help with their goal of healing the earth. They voted on a name for the group, Planet Protectors, and even set up a Planet Protectors Facebook page. More meetings will follow. In the meantime, they will send letters to government officials asking for reduction in emissions and plastic use and increasing sustainability actions.
How inspiring to see young kids so smart and engaged and willing to do their part in making the world a better of place. and it all began here in Wilmington, at Yentile Park!
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