Environmentalism should be present in all schools because not only am I more aware of problems in the world and my community, but I learn many valuable lessons like self-determination and responsibility, and it builds up my confidence. Without this curriculum, I would have not learned that I am passionate about caring for the environment or that I like to speak to people and hear different opinions
When I moved to California after middle school, a family member had introduced me to Environmental Charter High School and I was very lucky to get accepted, but at first I was extremely hesitant. I didn’t want to be a tree hugger and I thought it would be a huge waste of time. I attended anyways and right away I knew this school would be my sanctuary. The curriculum demanded a lot from me and challenged me to work even harder. College was not a matter of if, but when and where.