My name is Kevin Hollerbach. I am going to be a senior at West Morris Central High School in September. I recently took a trip with my mom to San Francisco and Los Angeles in April of 2010 to visit my siblings who live there. During our time in San Francisco, we decided to take a bus trip to Yosemite national park which is only an few hours away.
As an officer of the Environmental club in my school and a member of the Environmental Commission of Chester, New Jersey, I have major concerns for the well-being of our planet as humans continue to pollute, destroy, and harm the environment in various ways. I constantly look for examples of the natural beauty of our world and for examples of why we need to take better care of our planet. I found both of these things in
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I almost felt ashamed to be to experiencing such a beautiful sight, knowing that it may be very different in a few hundred years if humanity continues on the same path. We continued on our tour of this magnificent park and eventually took a break at the main ranger’s lodge, directly under the breathtaking
Each lodge had three bins for waste; trash, recycling, and compost. While this is a great step in the right direction for helping the environment, I still felt apprehensive about the attempts of keeping the park and the planet clean. However, I continued to come across dozens of other signs of hope during the two hours we spent at the ranger’s lodge. When I rode a shuttle bus from the lodges to the bottom of
I cannot imagine a world without natural beauty such as
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